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Monday September 15
St. Petersburg, Russia
Here's a slideshow (without audio) of some of our pics from St. Petersburg. It's hard to pick out the best since it's such a photographic city.
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We arrived in St. Petersburg on the Princess Maria at about 9 or so. We slept in ...
... to Picasso and a lot in between it was a sensory buzz! We took a few needed breaks along the way at the Hermitage cafe and had a thoroughly good day from start to finish.
On another sensory level, it is hot here. The mercury hit 40C and we have no AC in our room. Thankfully there is a fan.
I think the best thing is to let the photos do the communicating from here.
Moscow is a city of over 12 million people and has more billionaires than any other city in the world. Coming in on the Volga, we started seeing deluxe country estates about 3 hours out. Soon the estates included slick yachts and from our berth, we can see a number of yachts that would fit in nicely at Roche Harbour or any elite yacht club in North America. Our visit yesterday was to the Kremlin, and none of us were prepared for what is contained ...
... Room were totally covered in countless pieces of Baltic amber. No one knows the whereabouts of the original walls to this day but the room has been fully reconstructed in a joint Russian-German project. Its absolutely stunning! No photos are allowed though are they can't expose the amber to light from camera flashes.
After taking in the sumptuousness of the palace, I caught a marshruty (minibus) back to the ...
... 8217;s, and dodged a massive bullet as one of our group decided to get hugely drunk and be generally rude, annoying and insulting. Sounds like he made himself particularly popular with those around him… up the back of the bus we snoozed quietly whilst the Americans next to us played Trivial Pursuit on and iPad,quietly. Oh, and there was a bus quiz, “Luke and his lovely ladies” came 4th.Our prize? Applause… I personally was disappointed!
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