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The pianist is playing 'As Time Goes By' and we are offered blinis with caviar and sour cream for breakfast. I have eaten at breakfast buffets on seven continents (if you count the buffet on the Hanseatic in Antarctica) and this one is among the best in terms of variety of dishes, quality of food and presentation …
Our journey to St. Petersburg started very early on Monday morning, as our flight departed from Warsaw at 6:30 am. Public transit was not operational at this time, so we were forced to take a taxi to the airport, at a cost of $20. We did not check-in online beforehand and were annoyed to learn that Baltic Air charges an additional $14 per customer to check-in at the airport.
A one-hour flight brought us to Riga, Latvia where we had a quick layover ...
... to convince them otherwise, but let slip what Ivan and Vlad do for work back home. Well, you could have heard a pin drop!! Everyone stopped talking, the music screeched to a halt, everyone stared at us with a look of distrust and hatred. It then took us 30 minutes to convince everyone we weren't there to do bad things to them (which in Ivan's case, wasn't completely true!!) but Ivan ...
St Petersburg, Russia
Day 2 of our private shore excursion
Thursday May 30th
8am Meeting by the ship
8-10am City tour( second part). Shopping
10-10:30am Inside guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood
11.00-1.00 pm Inside guided Tour of Hermitage Museum
1.00-1.45 pm Lunch (optional) in the Hermitage café
... It's freezing in Paris but the sun is out. On Sunday, we go to Versailles with Nathalie and Helen and meet Eric. Versailles is so busy and it's a bit chaotic to find him and his family. Celine, his partner, just had their 2nd son, Axel. We walk around the gardens but we're disappointed to find out that access to the gardens are restricted. Where are we supposed to play football? We find an alley without many tourists and have a little game. Good times! We're happy to ...