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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... from their necks. The Japanese are funny like that when they travel, they stand out massively and simply don't care but they are generally very happy and friendly folk.
Ill catch you all up later once I've got sorted and been out and about a bit more.
Well after truding the streets of St Petersburg I finally found my hostel 4 1/2 hours later.....but it was worth it as its a cracking place, a proper little home in a cracking location with some nice people....and ...
... and walked over to a park beyond the Admiralty Building to see the very famous statue of Peter the Great, mounted on a horse, overseeing the great city and harbor that he had built. The status was commissioned by Catherine the Great and took more than 20 years to build. After the very stressful beginning of our trip and our visa problem, we wanted to make extra sure that we made it back to the ship that would bring us safely out of Russian territory. The very helpful people ...
... of n emperor and they had this large palace to play in. We walked into the ballroom and there was a small group of men singing traditional Russian folk songs. They caught all of our attention with their beautiful voices.
After seeing the state rooms we continued through the museum and saw several artifacts that dated as far back as 5 A.D. The girls were exhausted, ...
... We saw 2 baby Mammoths, estimated 6 months old, buried alive in an ice age & discovered in farm lands in 1977, a Tasmanian Tiger (declared extinct in the 1930’s), polar bears, white rhinos’, silver back gorillas & many other animals that I never thought I’d see up close, dead or ‘mummified’.
I cant say I enjoyed seeing these animals in this state, knowing they’ve (probably) been killed for our amusement, or as Brent put ...
... rained, quite heavily, throughout most of the morning, so I was glad we didn’t have to get out of the bus too often, although I did manage to get a few photos of some of the sites. Most of the ones I took were through rain-splattered bus windows!
John visited the Yusopov Palace on the Moika embankment which is in the city centre. The outside looked extremely plain but once inside, you could see it was a building of outstanding ...
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- Room service