20 September. I had finished my intership in Adverbum and I had one week of holidays before return to Spain. So we (my cousin Alvaro and me) decided to go to St. Petersburg, Russia.
The trip started with a the taxi driver in Riga trying to cheat us: Taxi Driver: It is 3 lats Me: And why in the taximeter appears 1.95 ??? Taxi Driver: Don't worry he he he Me: Yes, yes ... I don't worry. Your 2 lats. Bye!
From Riga, you can go by train, plane or bus (Eurolines or Ecolines). We had chosen the bus option for 2 reason:
Schedule. The travel was during the night
Price. Return ticket (billete de ida y vuelta) for 43 euros.
After 12 hours of bus, we arrived in St Petersburg after suffer a traffic jam. In the bus stop, Miguel (3/4 Spanish, 1/4 Russian friend) was waiting for us.
Miguel and Carlos Tejo
I wan to say a big Thank you! because he took care of us before the trip and during the trip. Although he had to attend some other events, we could meet a couple of times and he teached us a lot about Russian life. If you want to know more about Russia, go ahead to his blog in Spanish Los Diarios Rusos de Mijail Antonovich.
Miguel guided us until our new home, Nord hostel. It is a highly recommened place. Two minutes far from the Hermitage (the f**** middle of the town)!!!
So, it was time to visit a little the city.
Spit of Vasilyevsky Island In that place there are 2 things: Weddings and limousines.
Bear, Wedding and Musica
Peter and Paul Fortress Contains a number of buildings including the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where all Russian tsars from Peter I to Alexander III are interred and the remains of the Imperial martyrs, Nicholas II and his family and entourage, were also interred there, in the side St.Catherine's Chapel.
Walk and fire woman That's happened during a short walk around the city center, in a park...