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We spent most of Tuesday in the State Hermitage gallery, which is huge and second only in size to The Louvre, and in the evening we found our way over to the Christmas fair at Pionerskaya place......Muscovites do Christmas markets so much better than those in St Petersburg, but the Christmas markets in Annecy are still the leaders.
On a beautiful and sunny Wednesday, we walked around to Peter and Paul ...
... the attractions under a blue sky and mild morning 10 -21 predicted. Interestingly our tour guide said it was cold - maybe we are still dressing for the Queensland weather that we left, and don't feel any different. The locals are in beanies, scarfs and jackets - I wonder what they wear when it gets cold? The coaches that were provided for our 2 day tour were equal to that provided on our UK tour. The public transport in the city needs some serious upgrades with ...
... family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia's most prominent political prisoners.
Today, the Peter and Paul Fortress is for the most part under the auspices of the St. Petersburg Museum of History, with a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions charting the various aspects of the compound's past. The primary visitor attraction is the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of St. ...
... story is all about Roman gladiators and the fighting scenes, dancing and scenery were really dramatic and exciting. If you are someone who thinks you wouldn't like going to a ballet - go to this one, it was like watching a film on stage with outstanding music!
The city has a much more ...
... made my way back to the hostel to change, pack and leave for the airport.
Having taken the subway the first part of the way, I then took a bus the rest of the way. The bus ride seemed a lot longer than when I arrived, probably due to my queasiness and the number of people on the bus. Despite being absolutely rammed, after a while I had to put my bag down and sit on it, arms in knees, head on arms, eyes closed. I came very close to having them stop the bus so I ...