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Today we enjoyed an hour drive in a van for six to Catherine's Palace, located in Pushkin on the St. Petersburg outskirts . We started out at 8:30 AM. Thanks again to the Silver Sea booking arrangements, we were able to bypass long lines to enter the palace. The palace ...
... Russian immigration stations there were virtually no lines and we were through in minutes. The Russian immigration officials are very serious. They never smile and on the initial entry to Russia, they are very thorough and take several minutes looking through your passport and on the computer. When we got out of the terminal, there were SPB representatives waiting, but our tour guide and bus had not yet arrived. Within just a few minutes Julia, our ...
... and people can skate on them - I would love to come back with my skates in tow.
Compared to other grand cities of Europe, St. Petersburg is massive in scale. The city blocks are two or three times the length of normal city blocks - similar to blocks on the Las Vegas strip. A base comparison, I know, but it's what it reminded me of. Opulent, baroque buildings sometimes encompassed the entire length of the block. The streets consist of six ...
... we did not go in) and the gardens though lovely were underwhelming in comparison to Versailles. If I had only seen these gardens they would have been amazing. The fountains were striking and were decorated by dozens of beautiful statues that had been recently re guilder with gold leaf. What I haven't told you was that it was pouring rain the whole time which did take some of the fun out of it all. We were juggling umbrellas all day and still managed to get quite wet! Still we kept ...
... I found lunch in a shop, reassuringly cheaper than Finland and checked where Moscow station is for tomorrow. I wonder what our stations would be called on the same basis? Kings cross as Scotland station? Liverpool street Southend? St Petersburg is thronging in a way that Helsinki isn't, so I was deep in people and pretty if unprepossessing streets, no real idea where I was headed. I'd found no tourist info at the station, either. But heading for the water seemed ...