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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... modelled on a church that is in Moscow so I cannot wait to see the original version.
After the church of awesome we were off to see the Winter Palace of the Tsars of Russia. It is in the heart of the city and it is awesome. It is coloured almost a mint green and adorned with white columns and gold trimming. It is the palace that was stormed in 1917 that ended not only the Romanov line but the Tsars in Russia. Inside today is the very famous ...
... br> going to give us (the US) a “run for our money.” From the looks
of things, Russia is not going to be idle in their quest to be a
power on the world stage.
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Boarded the Allegro fast train on the way to Saint Petersburg, first class no less. After being seved breakfast, officialdom! Firstly the Finns wanting to see our passports 3 times then after the border the Russians arrived checking passports (a tense moment when Viv was told "no photos" by the Russian woman checking our passports). Fortunately no hiccups and we arrived in the city. Fabulous train ride, it's a shame we can't get our act together in Australia and build ...
... and weren't many seats left but we found one table open. People coming after us had to take their food outside to the terrace or to their rooms I guess. Not a great breakfast selection and the fruit wasn't very good but still had enough to eat, I guess. Not really liking most of the food on this trip yet. Not very hungry.
Back to the room to finish getting ready and then downstairs to meet Dasha at 9. We were about 10 minutes early and she was ...
... decision for me. No way was I going to try to enter Russia again without “my papers.”
Internet had not been working all day apparently. There was a sign that said “Due to our location, the internet is not working. Please try again later.” This was not because of a remote location—I had internet in Antarctica and in the middle of the Atlantic. This was sheer Russian pissiness.
The internet manager, Gabriela, ...