Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Airport
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Woke up to a dull, drizzling day, maximum temp about 9 degrees. We had a guide today (Jane and our driver, Sergei - yep, thats his real name) and visited some of the most beautiful landmarks of Russia, the highlight being the Church of the Spilled Blood - the epitome of Russian architecture and one of the most photographed churches in the world. For dumb **** Digby this was the 4th time he has seen this church ...
... coach to another palace, Pavlovsk, where we had lunch which like yesterday included a glass of champagne and a shot of vodka. Entered the palace where our guide, Alexsy, had a row with the local babushka who insisted that he and others who were wearing coats or jackets remove them. He was not happy and told her so but babushka won! Hearing the Russians talk is fascinating. In many countries we have visited you can get the gist of what they ...
... point - new boys joined our LG. GP #2: Oleg brought me my Training Com T-shirt. Now I can "Learn, share and grow together" with all the TC babies. Moreover, guys who attended the CM fed us with some cool souvenirs and what is more - stories happened there. Saw my Erik in the video there, with whom we will be drinking beer in Berlin, canoeing in Hamburg, playing football in Karlsruhe, pretending being moustached French in Paris, eating snails and frogs in Lyon ...
... 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 ...
... the little panels on the bus. After this was all done, we loaded our bags back on the bus and headed off. All of this finished within 2 hours – easy.
Another thing we had been warned about were the ****** Russian roads. There were pot holes as deep as the length of my forearm, which meant that the bus was swerving like crazy to miss them. To Foggy’s credit we may have only hit one or two, but we did lose a hub cap. This made the speed ...
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