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... Church and many buildings owned by the Romanov's. The Romanov's are an aristocratic and wealthy Russian family.
One final mention, although St Petersburg is amazing we found most locals were not overly friendly or perhaps this is their normal manner.
Tonight we tried our singing out with Karaoke. Mark was good and in the middle of the range but a couple of singers were outstanding. It was a fun night.
... they used for such ordinary objects that could easily be destroyed or at least worn down very quickly. The next room displayed 19 gilded carriages from the 18th & 19th centuries. The first one looked very primitive but they progressively got more grand until Catherine the Great’s carriage, which was covered in emeralds and rubies and other gemstones on the outside of the carriage. Can you imagine if the outside of cars were covered in jewels today?
... later one won the argument and I was on the train bound for Vilnius via Belarus. Neither of them can speak English, so I had no idea what was going on, they just showed me to my seat and that was that. I can honestly say I was **** scared at this point because I knew I was going somewhere I shouldn't be and was rather stupidly hoping that they would just let me through and everything will be ok. So I went to sleep and hoped for the ...
... to be there when they turned the fountains on for the day. With a stirring piece of music playing too.
I didn't go into the grand palace itself as Elena and Sergei both said that it wasn't really worth it and that there are better palaces to see inside. Instead I wandered the surrounding gardens for a good while, just casually strolling amongst the oak, pine and birch trees in much the way that Peter the Great would've done.
I did however pay to get into Monplaisir as ...
... a foreign city when you can't speak the lingo. Anyway, rings off and we got a taxi back to the ship - that was also an experience in itself. This city (country) is certainly way behind the western world in living conditions and standards. Will be interested to see some of the rest of Russia, Went to a smaller palace this morning where ...