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... it snows a lot. At 60 degrees north and on the Finnish gulf the city has been built on marshlands, drained with many canals - the Venice of the north - by Alexander the Great. We are completely confused by the time she has finish talking about Alexanders, Peters and Nicholaiis but as Prue says theres always google. Helen is very interesting and well informed and story tells well. Putin shes says was getting unpopular even though he was the first properly ...
We are in St Petersburg for 3 days. 2 of the three days we will go on tours, the other day will be spent on the boat as you cannot leave the ship without having booked a tour in advance. Border control is very strict.
Our first tour we spent 5 hours visiting St Petersburg. Our main attractions were Yussupov Palace and a canal boat cruise. ...
... of the Soviet Union. "Whenever", Galia said, "authorities didn't want us to know what was going on, all that played on the television was 'Swan Lake'."
Our final day in St. Petersburg was devoted primarily to our walk. This is my favorite of the five Russia walks. The circuit passes many highlights of the city, crosses a number of the bridges of this "Venice of the North", winds through the Fortress of Saint Peter and Paul, ...
... the Spilled Blood (almost a little St Basils!) and watch locals and visitors along the canals. (The locals like to roar up and down the canals on jetskis! – narrowly avoiding the other boating activity - quite entertaining but a bit mindless!)
So we have come to the end of our time in Russia, and feel that we have hardly scratched the surface of what there is to see… perhaps we will return one day to spend more time here.
Sunset upon arrival was just a general idea. While catching a bus and riding to town the sun remained visible here and there. Even after leaving the homestay apartment around 11.30pm the Western sky was still lit up.
Turns out St. Petersburg is on the same latitude as Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. Sunsets take forever, so does the famed "heure bleue". The only photographic spoiler is the weather which can ...