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There was construction in the gardens which was partially closed off and I had to find my way in which was at the back of the palace.
You had to wear shoe slippers which were quite slippery on the wooden floors. No photos were allowed and I only got one of the first staircase.
Inside you can see why the peasants ...
... so we ducked out of the rain and into a restaurant that looked interesting. Although our waitress wasn’t fluent in English (still better than our attempts at Russian), we managed to order an excellent lunch.
Throughout our stay in Russia, we were surprised that all the political propaganda from our guides was so one-sided: making fun of their own country.
Corruption came up a lot.
We were told that the odds of passing ...
... an unusual flower. It is said that Peter loved the water and he certainly incorporated it into his gardens everywhere. Like many of the other buildings of the tsarist era, there was gold everywhere – on the fountains and the building. During our tour of the Peterhof grounds our bus drove there and took us to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Today both the food and the service were good. We had bread and butter with a meat & vegetable soup, followed ...
... over it. One man said his wife was tired and they would go and sit somewhere and meet up later. A definite no, no. I said to Ron, we should just "get lost" and then meet up in the appointed place, but by that time I thought we had only half an hour to go, so we continued. Had I known it was an hour, we would have been lost! Almost everyone in the group was overwhelmed and agreed it was far too long.
The Church of the Spilled Blood ...
Thursday 3rd of October:
We walked over to the bus stop all packed and ready to make the 9 hour bus ride to Helsinki. With two stops and a couple of hours of naps we arrived in Helsinki and boarded the Ferry for St Petersburg. We explored the ship and became accustomed to the four person cabin the size of our bedrooms in Oulu (in other words a cabin for two, that crammed four).We watched the sunset over Helsinki on the stern of the ...