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The staff were polite and very helpful, the room I was in was basic but comfortable, if a little hot and humid, however street noise could be quite intrusive, but the shower, bathroom and kitchen facilities were very good and well maintained. Don't be put off by the entrance hall to the apartments when you are buzzed into the building, once you get to the apartment upstairs it does get a lot better!
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... hanging around the centre between the two outings we had during the day, but instead went back to the hotel mid day to reassess how many bank cards we were carrying around between us and to leave some more things in the room safe. Also to make sure we both had the numbers required to stop cards quickly.
That done, we had our second trip of the day by hydofoil across the Bay of Finland to Peterhof Palace which had been the summer palace of Peter ...
... the others doing the trip. 16 in total. Very diverse .. apart from the guy from Reseviour there was people from Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and a couple from Wellington in fact the suburb next to where I grew up ... (Karori). Admittingly 3 younger people from Portugal. And best of all, our guide, Dimitry. Born and bred in St Petersburg. He looks like he'd be in Louis' class, but in fact is 31.
We all had a meal at a Georgian restaurant ...
... feet at the end. I suppose walking on concrete and cobble stones is different to the clay and slush of Cornwall's southwest coast path, where I never felt the soreness of feet much.
This is a beautiful place for its people (I must say there is a disproportionate amount of beautiful women in this city and it seems most are smokers - in fact most people smoke if appears) and it's empire-sized architectural feats and wonders. The ...
... toast with a sliver of capsicum. So, a night with no dinner! The show itself however was very good. The dancers were very talented!
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Info from Sue:
1/4 of the worlds fresh water is in the Russian Lakes.
Russia is 17M square kms.
E to W is 8,000 kms.
Coastline is 37,000 kms.
Russia has the largest forest in the world.
They have 100,000 rivers.
7 of the 8 ...
... during the war and subsequently restored. There are still about 1/3 of the rooms undergoing or awaiting restoration. The palace was occupied by the Germans during the siege of Leningrad and they set fire to it upon departing. Fortunately the fire was extinguished before the whole place was destroyed.
Upon entering the palace one has to put on paper booties over one’s shoes in order to protect the floors. ...