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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
8/6 Today we are in St. Petersburg, Russia. We arrived very early & many people were off the ship early for their excursions. There are many cruise ships here & each one has it's own terminal where custom agents are checking passports of all people before they are allowed into the city. Unless you have a visa you must be on an excursion booked through the ship. ...
... die from thirst.
- Two hilltops. Truth to be told. I'd even add more, for changing places and horizons.
- Two eyes. Sometimes when I close my eyes to feel detached I suddenly start missing the World I can touch with my eyes.
What does a traveller need?
Or to be even more precise, what does one fellow have to know about his travelmate?
We suddenly decided that sharing our minuses is essential. So ...
... to find it we stubbled on what turned out to be a Belgium restaurant Kriek with one English menu that we shared with a couple of Belgium travellers at the table next to us. The waitress couldn't speak English – trying to use her phone to translate – but we got there in the end and the meal was great value at a cost of about 2,500 Rouble including tip ($65 AUD) for entree, mains and 2 beers (1.5 ...
... As we were approaching our St Petersburg accommodation Evan was thinking, “oh it’s another one of those Socialist apartment buildings, wouldn’t it be funny if we were staying there”. And then we pulled up, ha ha. Actually it was quite nice inside and the rooms were quite big. My only issue was that people were smoking inside them despite there being no smoking signs on the doors and someone had even left a burnt cigarette in the ...
... the grooms and brides heads and the couple walking 3 times around in a circle. Also found it interesting how there was a line of people waiting to touch or kiss a religous icon located at the front of the church.
Continued walking to the hostel and ran into the belgium guy david I had met in Moscow who had gotten in a day earlier. Chatted with a few people at the hostel and me, a german, american and french person decided to head to the hermitage to see the bridges go up and ...
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