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... you must purchase a special Russian Visa that is quite expensive. Scary to think that Keith and I are now in the Russian computer database! Most countries we have visited checked our passport on entry and some do not check cruise ship tours at all. We were informed that 50% of the country ...
... only if someone in your immediate family has or currently does work there. The pieces are absolutely beautiful as well, incredibly intricate and ornate designs almost all hand made..but let me tell you....you have never seen a more inefficiently run company before in your life. Employees were listening to music, talking, walking around, slowly dabbling on different pieces they were making by hand...20% of which did not make it out of the Kiln intact apparently. Almost ...
... herds in a twisted dumpling. Assembled with an uncooked filling so when fried the juices are trapped within the dumpling yummy!
After we have a little stroll, found a gorgeous food hall, full of mini delis taking a few cheeky snaps before heading back to the hostel....oh an D order a white wine and got a 200ml martini for a snip at £9!!! ....possibly a new all time price busting record! ...
... to town, we visit SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral and fortress originally built by Peter the Great between 1712 and 1723. It is the second highest building in St. Petersburg (after the TV tower) and its elegant 404 foot spire is the highest Greek Orthodox bell tower in the world as well as the oldest symbol of the city. Although still used occasionally as a cathedral, SS. Peter and Paul is primarily a museum and houses the graves of the ...
... cooled down a lot. As we were finishing the cruise, the emergency crew at the Trinity Bridge was pulling a car out of the water. 10+ hours after I had run past the same spot, they had fished a car out of the water that had apparently tried to jump the bridge as it was opening in the middle of the night. The car was folded somewhat.
After the cruise, we walked down Nvskiy Prospekt to find a cafe, where we enjoyed some hot ...
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- Shuttle bus service
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