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... in Stockholm and Helsinki, it is a different matter in Russia and even the tour guides are sometimes difficult to understand.
Our first tour is a general tour around St. Petersburg and our guide, who is pleasant enough, certainly fits into the mould of a serious librarian whose face would crack if she ever smiled. First impressions of the town is that it is drab and dreary but as we move closer to the city centre the architecture becomes more appealing and there are ...
... the city and were swerved a typical Russian meal.
During the meal everybody was served a glass of champagne and a very large double shot glass of vodka.
Limtech downed his vodka, then Delcom's and Video Girls, followed by 2 glasses of champagne.
During this, Video Girl was reminding him that he had to be awake to continue with the afternoons activities.
She was saying "No more," but Limtech was ...
... took quite some time before anyone attended the counter. The "ambiance" was not conducive to optimism but neither of us commented to each other at the time. It was too important for us to even acknowledge what a pitiful place it was. All I could think was "Thank god we have Nadya with us".
At last an unfriendly sluggish looking man in an ill fitting suit slumped down in the counter chair. He did not speak English but thankfully Nadya was able to speak ...
... on Saturday morning, and the streets were deserted. Our bus driver sped (and I mean that literally) down wide streets, and before long, we arrived at Catherine's Palace.
We were met by a five-man brass band dressed in colorful uniforms.
"Where are they from?" they asked our guide. When she told them most of us were from America, they quickly launched into the opening stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner, and ...
... The Yusupov’s were one of the richest families in Russia whose wealth probably exceeded the Tsar’s by the 20th century. Of course, no trip to a European country is complete without visiting some churches. In St. Petersburg, the most striking church is the Church of Spilled Blood that commemorates the murder of Tsar Alexander I. With the brilliant blue and gold-leaf onion domes so symbolic of Russian ...