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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... was together and the ship was docked, we headed to the gangway. On the way we were asked if we were on a tour (they meant a Princess tour) and Susan (the person who first set up a group with SPB) just said "yes", so they let us pass. When we got to the gangway, another of the crew said we had to go through the procedures on the ship and we just told him we were getting off. He waved his arms about a bit, but we were allowed to get off. When we got ...
... advisor to Alexandra, the wife of Czar Nicholas II. He was known as a healer and had a reputation for "healing" their haemophiliac son whenever he was in the son's presence. The problem was that the general public did not know that Alexandra and Nicholas had a son who was ill .. it was hidden from the public. They saw Rasputin as a way-too-powerful peasant who should not be so well received by the Czar's household, and they feared his influence ...
The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
Lunch at local restaurant, very small hole in the wall place but food was excellent, Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, Dessert coffee or tea.
St. Petersburg Subway
St Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral
Came back to ship, took shoes off and rested before Dinner.
... to stick to tradition and try a local beer.
After lunch, we headed towards our river cruise. It was nice sitting on the back of the boat, enjoying the sun and views of St Petersberg from the river that runs through the city centre. We drifted past various points of interest; Peters Summer Garden, the Aurora cruiser, various palaces, the Chamber of Curiosities and the Admirality and University embankments.
... no one had any change. He certainly lived up to the stereotype of massive, angry and rude. the night continued into the early hours and I eventually headed to local burger place for some food.
The next morning I had to check out, although I had around 10 hours until my train to Moscow. The sun decided to make an appearance though and the city took on a different light. I walked around all day and saw the fort down on the river. It was a lot quieter being ...