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We had the Captain's reception last night and the only thing that was unusual was we had a conversation with the officer who is in charge of house keeping and made a suggestion about my pillow and by the time we got back to the room they had supplied with the better pillow! The service on board is just way too good. For dinner we had the same waiter again, Samrat, he is ...
... ride from one side of the city under the river to the other side. The station is 120m underground and they are ornately decorated with mosaics depicting various scenes depending on the location of the station. Back at street level it's back on the bus to St Nicholas Cathedral, it's Sunday so we are mindful of people going about their normal worship. The Russian Orthodox churches have no seats. During mass ...
... we had in the photos but, we can advise, it was very very nice coffee and cake. Back along Nevskiy Prospekt and more people and shops then into packing for our departure on wednesday for Finland. We are sad to leave but really looking forward to another new adventure. The Allegro train we will be on should be a great way to get to Helsinki.
Bye for now. da sveedanya
From Russia with love
Jeff and Wen.
... we'll be home in 2 weeks (first time Ben's been home in over 3 years!), although it's sad that our adventures are coming to an end! The following day we took it fairly easy, and did lots of boring jobs like laundry, booking train and bus tickets, blog updates etc. The following day, we headed off to the Hermitage, which was originally the Winter Palace, but now house a MASSIVE art collection. We saw a fair few Van Gogh's, 2 rooms ...
... away to check before letting us leave, the Russians made everyone get off and carry all their stuff through a check point. Kristina was having kittens as Andy was traveling with a few passports using his Australian one in Europe, but his Hongkong one in Russia, to avoid the need for a visa. The Estonians wanted to know how he got to Europe when he showed the Hong Kong, as his reason for not needing a Russian visa. The Russians looked well confused ...
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