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As do the Russians abhor a gap in traffic...but I'll come back to that!
Left Helsinki fairly early to allow me to get through the border and onto St Petersburg. The skies were very grey with low and heavy cloud cover, it kindly waited until about 10 miles before the border before the heavens opened up and it chucked it down. That wasn't a …
Every where I've been in Eastern Europe there is a fountain in the town square. I think it's a Soviet thing so by definition Russia should have a few as well. Viktor told me about a place near St Peterburg that has some nice fountains so this afternoon we headed off to Peterhof, it's about 30 Kms from St Petersburg. On the way we took a wrong turn …
Okay, here's a question for you-
If Russia's premier art museum, the Hermitage is closed every Monday throughout the year, who would you expect to know?
B) No one
C) A tour guide that specialises in the Hermitage
Well the answers C but the guide I'd booked over the interweb didn't know......
So my hermitage …
Arriving at the Russian airport was very exciting - we had our expensive and painful Visas stamped into our passports and waited in line for ages to pass through immigration... scary! Interestingly our passports weren't checked when we arrived in Naples or Athens! We made it through and were picked up by our new tour leader (we were too scared to …
... border control comes on board to check our passports. Following that we go to the Russian border where the police get on board to check all our passports, then everyone gets off the coach and goes through passport control while Arne has to open every single door of the bus so the soldiers can look around in every nook and cranny. Once that's done we all get on board again, drive 200 meters then we get to another gate and another border officer gets on board to ...
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