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... Dumping the bags at the hostel we walked down the main boulevard until we got to the Winter Palace. Shut by then, with a vast empty square in front of it. Pizza at a strange sort of pseudo country style Russian pretending to be high class restaurant ... as you guess, difficult to define. The food was excellent tho .. that or we were too tired to care. In fact it's garbled vibe reminded me of a restaurant pointed out to me in London - Poland & Mexican ...
... Roman marble statues most of which were from the 1st Century AD.
When I eventually left and I collected my bag, I felt a bit better about St Petersburg knowing it wasn't entirely a scam paradise and at least there was some culture. I stopped off at a a church, The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, which was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, I wandered back to the hostel, feet aching again, and decided a short kip and a proper ...
... to dinner as a group to a Georgian restaurant and had a variety of dishes and a type of pizza bread. There are 4 vegetarians in a group of 13 so I’ll be assured of some decent food choices on this trip.
The next day, not entirely sure what we wanted to see in St Petersburg, we decided to wander . It was raining on and off but not too cold. We walked to the Church of the Spilled Blood for our first view of this ornate style of Russian ...
... and pedestrian stops. Have your documents in order.
8. The rules of the road are, the road rules. Pedestrians, stand back.
9. Construction during the Soviet Era was probably managed by the Chicago Housing Authority.
10. Even when squinting one's eyes and gazing off into the distance, Sarah Palin is not visible.
Thanks for reading. It will probably be 48 hours before we are back. Until we meet again, da svidanya!
... haven't worked for so long, that it's just easier to do your own thing. As Elena says, "it's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is for permission."
Laura's last day was yesterday, and she hadn't yet been to Tsarskoe Selo, home of the famed Amber Room. We had a lecture in the afternoon, so decided to go in the morning. We got out there at about 10 am, after some help from some lovely Russians on the marshrutka who actually called out a stop for us ...