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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... had read about an island fortress just off the coast from Helsinki, so we made our way across town to the ferry dock and had a delicious crêpe while we waited for the next boat. The trip lasted about 30 minutes and we got to see the harbor islands and several enormous cruise ships as we passed by. The island of Suomolinna/Sveaborg is a fortress, built in 1748 to protect Finland from the Russians, but then taken over by the Russians during the ...
... would happen.
Perhaps I had been there for a reason at that particular time but it made me think and take action by means of putting a website together and raising funds to help save Tommie's life. At the same time another one of Eddies friends took action in Europe. Friends of mine in the UK took maters a step further and things started to happen quickly.
Alhough Eddie, Hien and Tommie are total strangers and far away from the world ...
... The palace is set in parklands looking very like an overdone Versailles but lacking in the French taste for manicured gardens and lawns. The grounds also had an amazing array of fountains which are opulent to say the least with Roman gods depicted holding great golden balls. There was even a grand cascading, checkerboard waterfall in one area of the garden. All in all there are over a hundred fountains in the grounds.
We were told diplomatically during WW2 ...
So far no rain and its been threatening according to the weather station - they are predicting bad storms on Wednesday hitting the Florida coast so I'm hopeful it won't effect travel out of the airport. Sit out and read my book by the pool - it's petty cloudy though. Go for a wander around the shops early evening - St Petes is all era low rise and spread across a great distance so has no big shops to speak of in town (just local ...
... a remarkable variety of cheeses and fish together with other grocery items were also available.
Then to a local underground station to personally experience Russian transport with the locals. He must have taken us to the best stations because each one visited invariably elicited favorable comments from the group. We would hear his clear and precise instructions in our ear-phones, so no one accidentally boarded a train ...
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