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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... to it than some of the places we have been recently. The canals that run between the streets are very reminiscent of Venice.
There is still a distinctly Russian flavour, however, and the colourful spires and golden sparkles of churches are never far from view. On our second day we decided to do a bus tour of the city ...
First off let me tell you that this may be the last post to the blog for a while as we have been informed that the WiFi gets weaker when we leave Saint Petersburg. I will continue write daily but can only send when the WiFi available. We went to the Hermitage again today, this time with a tour guide who was very well informed. Fortunately, the tour took us to very different parts of the museum which is what we had hoped for. We also had an ...
... while; before that he worked on a boat for six years, during which time he crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans several times. And before that he'd travelled a bit in Australasia and worked in an underground boxing establishment in Thailand for a couple of years.
His current trip had him travelling over land from his home in Sweden to his father's place in Greece by motorbike. Once there, the plan was to go out with his dad on the yacht for a couple of weeks! ...
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12.30-1.30pm Driving to Peterhof
1.30-2pm Lunch (optional)
2-3.30pm Guided tour of the Fountain Park
4-4.30pm Return to the city by hydrofoil
5-5:30pm Inside guided Tour of St Peter and Paul Cathedral in the Fortress
6pm Return to the ship or evening optional program
Let me start off by saying – WHAT A DAY !! WHAT A CITY !! WHAT A ...
Thursday 28th March 2013. What a day! Kids have school in the morning, the movers pack our stuff during the day while we're busy cleaning and sorting last minute paperwork. Surely we've forgotten to do something? The movers leave at 3pm and it's a rush to tidy the house and take things to our own storage (just in case we need to head back early). Our car has been sold and is picked up in the evening. We're staying in a hotel for our last night in Welwyn and we're meeting friends ...