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... and known as the Summer Palace. One of the highlights of this glorious place is the Amber Room that has been replicated since the destruction of World War II.
We returned to the ship by 5:00 and our feet led us to the pool deck for a much needed cocktail. Our first storm of the trip came up but we were sitting under protection so just sat back and enjoyed it. We
decided on a quiet dinner at the buffet and sat overlooking the water while we ...
... usually of at least five - seven spires with onion tops always in gold, always stunning to look at. John and Bev poked their heads into the main church forgetting it was sunday and the orthodox service was taking place. Priests in the typical wide stiff white robes and white and gold peaked hats, women with head scarves, men in black, candles and incense, and wonderful singing. Exit fast. then on to Nikolsky Cathedral built 1770 painted blue, white and gold, ...
... 400 they'd cringe and ask for smaller bills. We're used to a $20 being ok in pretty much any scenario BUT NOT HERE! And yes, it came up often. Coffee would be 250, a sandwich at a bakery 150, a pastry 90. Doesn't seem to be as big a deal in SPB. Moscow is supposed to be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but SPB feels like it costs more. There's more English (spoken and written) in SPB though, so maybe you pay for convenience. Or maybe we're just hitting ...
... The palace is of immense size. You could easily loose your way around. We were shown many typical palace riches. Furniture, paintings, well crafted statues (usually of a Greek theme). Marble is also a dominant feature in some of the accessible construction in the building. Some of the interior timber is crafted from Russian Birch.
... in one place before, and the shops are stocked with everything. The exclusive shopping centre on Red Square – called GUM - has all the top brand names including Tiffany and De Beers. (GUM was the showpiece shopping centre in Soviet Russia and existed in a time when there was nothing on the shelves in other shops, and people had to queue for days at GUM in order to perhaps buy food or clothes…). We did find a good restaurant in GUM that ...