Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Grand Hotel Europe St. Petersburg: Vodka + Caviar + Birthplace of Beef Stroganoff

This is not a Hotel Review. It's a lifestyle review. And nothing says lifestyle like Russian caviar and vodka.

Take the Train to St. Petersburg!

Moscow St. Petersburg Train is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report. Take the last train to Clarksville. Take the first train to St. Petersburg. With St. Petersburg the next stop on the trip,...

Shashlik in St. Petersburg

Do you recall when TPOL lived in Mongolia? The work situation wasn't ideal but the food situation was.

Guns & Butter: St. Petersburg Travel Guide

Here are the reasons why St. Petersburg is ranked 6th in TPOL’s Best Big Cities in the World list.

Ra ra Rasputin: Visiting Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg

Yusupov Palace is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report. Inspired by Tetris, I went to Moscow. Inspired by Boney M., I went to St. Petersburg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvDMlk3kSYg There are two things to see if you are...

Radisson Sonya St. Petersburg: KGB? A Sauna In My Room? TPOL on TV?

I've stayed in some great hotels in my life. This one was by far the strangest. 

Radisson Royal St. Petersburg, Russia: Where’s the Sauna?

I don't know why this hotel is called royal. It's a basic Radisson, not even a Blu. The best part of the hotel is its location, right in the city center.

S7 Priority Pass Lounge St. Petersburg: Time’s Up

The good days of eating and drinking in St. Petersburg had to end (see Guns & Butter: St. Petersburg Travel Guide). I went to the S7 Lounge and used my Priority Pass for a final taste of Russia.

S7 Airlines: St. Petersburg to Cyprus Because No Train Is Available

There is no train from Russia to Cyprus. There is a direct flight on S7 Airlines to Larnaca after a stop in Moscow.
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