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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Apparently in order to escape as much as possible of the early morning traffic gridlock which happens in St Petersburg they get the tours going at the crack of dawn. Despite it being Sunday we were no exception – be at the meeting point at 6.30am. And of course if you've read yesterday’s entry you’ll know that we didn’t exactly have an early night last night. However I am my mother’s daughter and like her seem to be managing on ...
... and people can skate on them - I would love to come back with my skates in tow.
Compared to other grand cities of Europe, St. Petersburg is massive in scale. The city blocks are two or three times the length of normal city blocks - similar to blocks on the Las Vegas strip. A base comparison, I know, but it's what it reminded me of. Opulent, baroque buildings sometimes encompassed the entire length of the block. The streets consist of six ...
... though many buildings are pretty well blackened on the outside. Still, much gold adorns many of them, shining like a beacon from the top of towers and cupolas. Rowland and Judy shared the driving to Dresden, brave souls both. Barbara and I sat in quiet admiration as sports cars streamed past us ... we were only doing the posted speed of 120 k, after all. We didn't dare do more because our companion GPS, dubbed Helga, was quick to sternly admonish us if ...
... and a squidgy white apple cake that m and t had brought. Michael told us all about Kazan, it sporting success and the kazanya river boat cruises, part of the Volga river. On hearing that we didn't ave a map they insisted we had theirs!! - so kind. It's true when they say that Russians like to give you the best they can offer. In return we shared our wine and food. Our seat numbers were for the two bottom bunks, which was a bit daft really so I suggested to ...
... no signs about how much should I pay. Two old ladies pointed at a board, on which only the number of 100 and 500 were known to me. At last, the ticket man said 25 Ruble for the ticket. I didn't understand at all why the two old ladies thought the board could tell me the ticket price and I still don't understand it now.
I met a traffic jam on the way, and I felt so bad on the bus, tired and wet with the heavy bag. I asked two persons on the bus ...
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