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Today we had the 1st of 2 full days of touring St. Petersburg. Jan and Graeme, a couple from Australia, arranged these two days as well as our tours to Berlin and in Tallinn. Being able to arrange private tours with fellow cruisers is one of the great things about Cruise Critic. The tours are usually half the cost or less and the ...
... turns out to be the best meal of the trip maybe because the hot dishes were hot! Salad with feta cheese plus caviar canapés, chicken Kiev with mixed vegetables, pancakes with pineapple and ice cream. It's still sunny when we come out of the restaurant so we walk to the river, then through the park to find ourselves at the Church of the Spilled Blood. It is open in the evenings during the "white nights" so we buy tickets ...
... anything we have at home! Who wants to go to church in a plain little building, when you could go to one where it is 100% covered in mosaic?! Breathtaking!
The came to an end, and so did our time in Russia. It was back to the ferry before long; this time we had rooms for 2! Way less claustrophobic!! Lui decided she didn't need the seasickness tablets, and seemed to manage ok. We had planned on having a massive night and getting super drunk, but, due to the fact that it was ...
... articles but Aunty Sue and I do like to bag a bargain. Unfortunately this time we have been had as when we checked out the shops, we found out that articles that we had already bought in the shop on
board the ship and were guaranteed that they were authentic, because they were
inscribed on the bottom, were no more authentic than the 100’s of others that
we saw along the way that were much cheaper. The young girl on board had sucked
... it my most expensive meal in my entire trip!
One thing I wanna to share about tips. In Russia, people pay tips in fancy restaurants, like other western countries. Of course I wanted to do in a Chinese way, that was no tips. I gave in at last. That's why I always ending up in eating in my host family or some fast-food restaurants.
The second stop of visiting was State Russian Museum, the second biggest one in SPB. ...