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... the buildings were no more that 4 or 5 stories high but they covered entire blocks. The apartment complexes on the outskirts of SPB were massive with many blocks forming of apartment towers forming a mini-city. It seems that a lot of these different developments were referred to by different premier names like Lenin Complex or Gorbachev Square, etc.
We started off the tour in and around the SPB city centre making short 5 and 10-minute photo ...
... I was still thankful for the thermals but it was no colder than London.
I had been fairly sure that if there was one place I was guaranteed a white Christmas it would be Russia but it turns out I was wrong and the country was actually experiencing the warmest December in over a hundred years. I was still freezing my bum off so was quite surprised when we were told the weather being experienced was more typical of spring.
Day two saw us visiting Catherine's Palace, ...
... area would have been quite glamorous in their day, They are now dirty, crumbling, with the elegance hidden behind the grime, but it is there if you look.
St Peterburg is made up of the poor and millionaires and not much in between.
Tomorrow we will see the better side(Luxury of )this city, so it should prove an interesting day.
Well goodnight all and I will fill you in on the rest after I have seen it xx
We then went and had lunch which consisted caesar salad, beet (yes the vegetable) borsch, and beef stroganoff with potato and mixed vegetables. Reminded us of how we were served in China.. After lunch we were bussed to the Hydrofoil terminal where we boarded our boat for the 40 minute ride to Peterof, the summer palace of Katherine the Great among others. THis palace is famous ...
... on our CC Roll Call and two other couples from Canada joined us as well as an English couple who were not on our cruise.
This is what was planned for our first day:
Wednesday May 29th
7:30-8am Meeting by the ship. City tour in St Petersburg.
9:30-10:45am Visit to the subway station Travel to Tsar's Village (Catherine's Palace).
11.00-12:30pm Inside guided tour of Catherine ...