The Galitz Journal for friends and family
Booked for St. Petersburg
8:09 am – Dobre Den
It took most of yesterday but I finally got airline tickets for St. Petersburg. Online the fares cost over $1400 pp. I was able to half that by using Amex frequent flyer miles.
The offiicial hotel for the philatelic exhibition is Petro Palace — a whopping $250 a night! Via hostelworld.com I was able to get a private twin room with shared bath for $50 pp. for us. Its steep for hostel prices but the Nord Hostel is only a 2 minute walk from the Hermitage right in the center of town.
Started working on getting the Russian Visas but noted that Earl’s passport has expired. He’ll have to get that fixed before I can do anything else.