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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... an impromptu party.
Russian swipes my passport and visa and takes Part A of my entry/exit form stamping everything in sight. I retain Part B to be handed over when I exit Belarus. Russian customs ask if I have anything to declare. Don't think I do but he instructs me to open my rucksack regardless. A quick peek in only one of its compartments and I'm good to go.
The train speeds through Russia and I wander through the ...
... Paul Cathedral which has the tomb of the Romanovs), the KunstKamera (Peter the Great's museum of science and ethnology - amazing, cool, and very disturbing - he collected cadavers (ages -9months to whatever) with physical abnormalities for scientific advancement and preserved them after the autopsy), the Leningrad museum, and so much more! One of the things that stood out above all that is we got to go see the Opera playing Don Quixote at the Mariinsky theater...THAT was ...
It is now just after 9pm and I am wanting to go take some night shots of the Winter Palace and Palace Square but heavy rain seems to have set in so it isn't looking like I will get out but never mind.
Tomorrow we have an early start as we are being picked up at 7am to be taken to Pulkovo Airport for our 1 hour flight to Tallinn in Estonia.
Russia has been a very interesting experience for us. Moscow was full on and quite tough to get around ...
... Room after room was ornate and detailed. The hallways were also special. Note the amount of gold leaf in the rooms. Also concentrate on the exquisite ceilings and the inlaid wooden floors, and the chandeliers. None of the ceilings, walls or floors are the same. Imagine walking through room after room of the palace like I have shown for an hour or more and stopping to look around, and then enter ...
... a tourist information where we obtained plenty info for mobile and restaurant information.
There was an extravagant-looking snack shop along Nevskiy pr. The interior was so classic and despite of having just arrived, felt so Russian. They sold oysters (in an aquarium), sweets, chocolates and various other snacks. The Church of Resurrection (Church of Spilled Blood) is perhaps the most magnificent orthodox church in St. Petersburg. You need to pay to ...
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