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Mon 10th July Woke up rather tired from little sleep and we were soon on St Petes train station and being met by the travel agents driver. Within 20mins we were dropped off at the hotel where we waited in the reception/breakfast room for about an hour until our room became available. We slept for about an hour then at 9:30am we met our guide for a …
Wow, what a difference a day makes! I can only describe St Petersburg as a backpacker's nightmare. No one here speaks English, there are no information points anywhere and the signs are impossible to read. In stark contrast to the Finns the people here are rude, miserable and totally uninterested in helping!
We started very early on the …
... snow of winter make the park far more magical and surreal than it could ever hope to be even in summer's full bloom), and come across the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood - a Saint Basil-esque cathedral built on the site where Czar Alexander II was assassinated (hence the name), which was second on my 'must-see' list. My aimless walking brings me next to the war memorial's eternal flame, where I stop a while and ponder the suffering experienced by the ...
... tend to admire them from outside.
Made up of multi-teared domes, using all the colours of the rainbow & was complemented by massive mosaics covering the exterior walls. The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood was incredible & deserving of many postcard worthy photos.
Wandering over to the Winter Palace & Dvortsovaya Pioshcad (Palace Square) one of the cities most historic spaces. We are confronted by a 48m tall dildo in the centre of the ...
... Alternating from melancholic to martial rhythm, we are taken over with the women showing themselves in a spin as well as the men doing their acrobatic tricks of heels and toes clattering while moving around the stage doing summersaults. Balalaika, accordions, shushwheel,spoons and other unknown string instruments, went for 2 hours recessed by a few minutes of breath catching for all of us. Too bad snapshot is inadequate to really appreciate ...
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