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DAY 1 Right, so after our charming stop-off in Riga we land in St Petersburg (we made the trip in a cool little plane with propellers! Propellers I tells ya!), customs passes with no problems, and we head outside to encounter our first problem: How on earth do we get to the city centre?? This might not be so much of an issue if we spoke Russian, or …
Has anyone ever attempted to sell you a potato peeler on the Metro before? Today I had the opportunity to partake in such an event.
From time to time there are vendors that come onto the Metro cars selling various things such as Metro Maps, cool handy gadgets and even matches. These people organize themselves and travel from car to car, mostly passengers just watch and sometimes buy things.
Today's vendor was the first of our trip, she came on with a sports ...
Luke finally saved the day by asking the girls behind us if they could speak English which they did!!! They promised to tell us when our stop was there. They saved us big time. We rode the train for 30 minutes through heaps of different stops and would have had no idea where or when to get off. The bus was equally exciting as we knew the correct number but couldn't ask for the right place so just had to gamble and get off when everyone else did. Holy moly ...
... were on our way. The ship, the Princess Maria, is actually a little nicer than we had imagined. Our cabin is quite small; two bunk sized beds and a tiny bathroom, where you practically have to sit on the toilet to take a shower. But it is totally adequate for an overnight journey. The ship has the usual amenities: casino, smoky Karaoke bars and a large duty-free shop. I'll have to stay vigilant to make sure Randy doesn't spend our life savings in the ...
... on the frozen water of the lake at night and cut large sections of tthe ice out creating open water that would then lightly freeze resulting in a thin layer of ice. The enemy soldiers would begin their attack and crash through the ice. Remember, a lot of these soldiers wore chain mail protection and would sink to the bottom of the river very quickly. The monastery underwent serious reconstruction in the 1600s however it now needs a lot ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking