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... pleasantly surprised.
When we landed at the airport and collected our luggage we headed to the hotel which was booked by the tour company we used.
We chose to use Lupine Travel they are a tour company who provide non guided tours, in other words they do the booking of hotels and trains for you but the rest is up to you and you are traveling as individuals there are no groups unless you chose to make one.
We chose this option as ...
... Paul cathedral where all the Russian tsars are buried. We checked into our hotel and got another very nice room. We had a short time before we went out for a canal tour so we went to the hotel bar for a snack and glass of wine as we new we would crash when we got back about 8.30. It was a mild evening and the canal boat tour provided some lovely views. As well as a glass of bubbly we were also given vodka ...
... arranged. The Church was beautiful with some onion-like domes, and it was very colorful. It wasn't like the churches I saw from western European countries like France. This one was more fairy-tale style. It usually closed on Wednesday, but Russian day made an exception.
One interesting before visiting the church. I went to the toilet and it cost me 30 Ruble once. It reminded me of my toilet expense in Sweden. I decided to ...
... night shena****ns.
Sunday I finally made it to a gym that I got a membership to. Its a mile and a half away from my house so I decided to run there and back. It was 20 degrees yesterday but it was really nice to get outside and get active. The gym itself is really nice. Lots of good equipment and not a lot of people there using it :D Other than that Sunday was very uneventful. Got back to the ...
... in a park across the Neva river from the fortress and see the back of 4 of the hermitage buildings from the bridge over the river and also several Viking monuments from when they had Vikings here or a Viking war or something. Didn't get that bit. There is a 3 masted wooden ship moored close to the fortress and it is a gift from Poland for the 300th anniversary of the city, maybe and supposed to be like the ...
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