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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
After our relaxing Sunday we decided to put in another day of sightseeing around Moscow before we headed to St Petersburg. The rough plan had involved Tolstoy's house and a couple of other museums but unfortunately we were thwarted by the fact it was Monday and being a Monday most if not all museums in Moscow were having their day off. Damn you …
... view of the river. We enjoyed a song done by five young men singing accapella in the dramatic orthodox Russian church style. It started quietly then progressed to a deep gregorian style chant, then they really impressed with their range. It was unforgettable. We checked into our posh hotel and then after a quick supper we left on a river/ canal cruise. ...
... It was originally built on a swamp, and now spreads across many islands criss-crossed with rivers and canals. It ceased to be the capital after the Bolsheviks came to power in 1918. The historic heart of St Petersburg is the Winter Palace, which was started for Empress Elizabeth in 1754, and completed by Catherine the Great. Many of the 1057 palace rooms now house the Hermitage Museum and show how ...
... from the
toilet, which was much more like a throne - once in your minute cubicle, you
had to climb up an app. 40cm platform and there your toilet awaits, I don’t
know how anyone who had a few drinks in them would be able to
climb up to the platform,
turn themselves around without stumbling into the toilet and
get themselves off that toilet
..but back to the story...as soon as I came out of ...
... our pillows/duvet would be changed later so I knew they’d got our note.
I had started to also feel a little better about St Petersburg too and was quite looking forward to going to the ballet that evening. Before we left the suite, I had a call from Jack about our dance rehearsal. We decided that our first one would be when I got back from my excursion in Tallinn and he would leave me a message to let me know where and when. We had to have ...
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