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... find ourselves in streets packed with people and cannot walk side by side with our backpacks.
When we reach the hotel we are very hot and sweaty. And we have to climb to the fourth floor. No elevator.
Then our trials are over, and after a shower and a short rest we throw ourselves enthusiastically in the moving masses. First we get cash, then we go to a restaurant recommended by the hotel lady, and have a great meal for 500 rouble. Less than 10 ...
Of course, the reason we were there was for the rally. We had really good places at the fence to see two runs through each stage. It was the fastest rally ever run with the winner, local driver Jari-Matti Latvala achieving an average time of 125.44 kms an hour. We also enjoyed seeing the assortment of Volvo's BMW's and other classics running at the back of the field. It was great to be there and be part of the atmosphere.
... again at 2.00 pm to get in and it took about half an hour to get in. They were taking a group of about 20 at a time for a tour in Russian only. We tagged along for a while and then just went our own way. More at www.tsar.ru
After the Palace we had a look around the extensive gardens, including the bath house, a lake and an island.
From there we drove to Vyborg and settled for the night on the street beside Vyborg ...
... forests dotted with farmhouses painted rufous with white trimmings. It appears to be the colour pattern of Scandinavian countryside cottages. The colour was discovered in the copper mines of Sweden and unintentionally is an excellent preserver.
Passed by forests of birch trees interrupted by lakes large and small - ...
We drove up the east coast after leaving Helsinki, on the advice of e cousin of Michelle Daly, who is Finnish. Our first stop was a small town called Provoo. There was a small market in the town square with the vendors dressed in period costumes. So it was fun to walk around. No interesting food though. The town is on a lake, so we had a walk along the lakes edge enjoying the warn sunshine ( although ...