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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... another busy day at work. The thing to remember is that most people here and elsewhere are honest, helpful and living a life that is respectful of others. We didn't realize the phone was gone until after we got off the bus and the not so helpful ones were long gone. Lord bless them with a better life.
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... painting and sumptuous rooms as we could and we took in a wonderful exhibit of modern art, with huge collections or Matisse, Picasso and Gaugin - a big hit with Randy! Although we were completely beat after many hours of sight-seeing, we headed over to a vegetarian restaurant we had read good things about - and we were not in the least disappointed. They had a huge menu of vegetarian delights from cuisines ...
Over the last few days we have been exploring the city of St.Petersburg thoroughly...there is so much to do here, this place is huge! A couple of highlights were: the food (so yummy we just had to stay away from sour cream and mayo since it's the same as ours and they don't refrigerate it - yah Russians are hard!), St.Isaacs Cathedral (climbed the 263 stairs to the top of the colonnade for the amazing view of the whole city), several stunning churches (including the Peter ...
... be our most comfortable ride as we were to find our later. We arrived in St Petersburg at about 8am and found it colder than Moscow. We were now alone with no Russian translator, except for google translator, never the less we were able to navigate the local transport service to arrive at our hotel. Bags were dumped and we headed out to explore the city. The initial plan was to hit the Peterhoff Palace first but owing to the fountains being turned off and ...
... to commemorate the victims of the Revolution before reverting back. I found the field a pleasant place to walk through, in the centre of the grounds was an eternal flame lit in memory of the victims of the revolution.
I crossed the river and made my way to the Aurora. As mentioned previously the Aurora was used to bombard the winter palace during the 1917 Revolution. The Aurora came into service in 1903 and is still flying the Ensign under which it ...
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