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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Today was our second day in St Petersburg. We started off with a city drive, seeing some highlights while our local guide gave us information. We then had a river/canal cruise. Peter the Great wanted to model St Petersburg after Venice so he had canals built. It’s a nice way to see some of the city’s sites.
The highlight of the day was the ...
... turned out to be be from the Russian Army!! We loved it!!
The weather was lousy but we didn't care, it was so exciting to actually be in Russia. And yes there was a McDonald's. And M got some cold medication the next day so the cold lasted only one more day. T got it too, of course, but there was plenty of medicine for him as well.
... platform to enter what we thought was the Metro station to catch a train to the boat station. We were quickly redirected down a ramp by an armed guard and it was here we ran the gauntlet of the taxi drivers waiting to pick up fares.
A driver of a rather dilapidated looking van offered to take us and our luggage to the boat for 25 Euro – we had no idea if that was a good price or not! This was not something we had planned on doing however we made a spur ...
Leaving Urgench by air (about 35km from Khiva) was an interesting experience. Apart from passengers on our flight being 90% male, the size and weight of their baggage was an eye-opener. Several were turned away and we watched them re-pack, in one case removing about a dozen large rounds of flat-bread. Arrived Moscow and were through immigration and customs, had roubles from the ATM and were on the ...
... though I'm sure. My interactions with little boy I live with mainly consist of him saying "watch me! watch me!" as he plays with his toys or climbs on this little jungle gym they have rigged up in the hallway. The daughter and I don't really talk much but I think over time we'll open up to each other as well.
Also on a random note, there is a ridiculously high number of sushi restaurants here.
That's all for now.
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking