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... English by trying to copy Joe's license. The young customs girl came and took the form from her and led us to our car so she could translate while we filled in the forms. She was brilliant! Even when she didn't know a word she could describe it so we understood. Once filled in we took them back to the window where we further confused the other lady by being Australian with a UK registered car. Luckily another lady sitting beside her was able to help out ...
... Cathedral. So imposing. So important … but not intimidating. Beautiful inside with rich decorations, paintings and mosaics and heavy oak doors covered in bronze reliefs depicting Christianity in Russia.
This Cathedral is the 4th itineration of St Isaacs on this site with each iteration larger than the previous version. The Cathedral took some 40 years to complete and you can certainly see ...
... for 5 minutes and then do their own thing, like fight. The tower that dominates the skyline is a great place to view the city. The kids have got binoculars and check things out. For some reason, their game is to spot trains and count carriages. You ca. Clearly see a difference between the old west and east Berlin. We walk to checkpoint Charlie, the house of terror and then find a park to play football and rugby. That's enough for one day. The following day we take the train ...
... Petersburg after dark and made the mistake of taking the metro to our hotel RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF RUSH HOUR! And it was packed! I mean there wasn't one single inch of free space on the trains. I felt like a sardine!
We finally made it to our hotel which is located right in the center of the city. And with 3 full days of great sightseeing ahead we just decided to enjoy a good meal and get some sleep....
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