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... We made our way to Nevsky Prospect, the main street in St Petersburg and set about seeing some sights, we planned to go on a (now obligatory in every city) boat tour but typically they had cancelled the 5 o clock boat and told us to come back at 7. So we had a walk around the canals and discovered that the Russians are very keen on public displays of affection, some of them far too explicit to include in this blog! We also soon discovered that you can’t ...
... I don't understand, and walked quickly away. I wasn't liking this at all, I was hungover and tired in an unfamiliar grotty city and I was a massive target for every scumbag in the vicinity.
I finally found the building where the hostel was. It was just a doorway. The instructions I had were to call 12 on the intercom, but this proved difficult since all the numbers were worn off. I pressed 1 and 2, with no answer. Then a car pulled to a screeching ...
... where political prisoners were killed and then thrown into the river.
Next, we saw the tombs of a number of former czars, including the famous Nicholas II, who abdicated during the 1917 Revolution but was still executed by firing squad. He and his family are interred in a separate area from other czars as the Orthodox Church had some questions about his worthiness for a cathedral burial as his death occurred after abdication. The story of the last ...
... in St Petersburg. Mid 30's and 80% humidity, during this time of what is known as "White Nights", meaning it doesn't get dark at all. The sun sets about 10.30 pm and the sky goes a ghostly gray until about 3 am when it gets light again. Everyone is out and about at midnight. This hot weather weather has brought out all the Bright Young Things (BYT's) ...
... br> It's too bad they missed it, because it was amazing. I'll admit that I know next to nothing about ballet, and this was phenomenal. The dancers seemed to defy gravity and hang a second longer than they should in the air. I couldn't believe it, and I couldn't believe I was at the Marinsky.
At the end of the day, it was worth the peasant family behind us. TB is a fair trade for the experience of a ...
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