Rinaldi B&B Mini Hotel on Bolshoy
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... went to Stolle a popular Russian pie shop. These are quite different to normal pies back home but still really yummy. I had a piece of salmon pie and then cherry pie for dessert. Sam had a meat pie. Then we went to check out a souvenir store that had a whole floor of different nesting dolls. You can even get Putin ones!
For the remainder of our free time we used to go inside the Church of the Spilt Blood. It is so named as it is where Tsar Alexander II was fatally ...
We are a little down in the dumps at the moment. Doranne had her phone stolen from her purse on the bus this afternoon. It is very upsetting to have confirmation that there are thieves in this world. The two smiling guys were obviously regulars working the bus and focusing on tourists. They both had bus passes and for them this ...
... Petersburg". In 1914, however, the city took on the name Petrograd, "Peter's City", to eradicate a German taint stemming from the words "Saint" and "burg". In 1924, communists were in control, and the death of Lenin prompted another name change, predictably to "Leningrad."
This is Russia's second largest city, and considered it's most westernized. We arrived on the morning of July 18, anticipating 3 days of exploration, education, ...
... a clue what they were singing about and hoping no one would get busted by the KGB. You were allowed to buy jeans, the total symbol for western deprivation, but if you were caught selling them or wore them at an official function, it would be off to the Gulag for you. Tough times, indeed.
He took us around some back alleyways, a bit like a Night Cat Tour, and showed us some hipster bars and markets where the ...
... a relaxing time of tea and cakes.
It was then time for our last supper and an overnight train back to Moscow. It was “all quiet on the western front” as students slept.
Late slips given: 4
Lost items: Camera, memory card, phone and two students.
Quote of the Day: You mean the lady I have been sitting talking to for the last hour is NOT our tour guide?!