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Our time in St Petersburg had ran out. It was time for us to pack up and move on to our next stop Moscow, but not before we wiled away an entire day because in my infinite wisdom, I had booked us on a night train to Moscow yet we had to check out of the hotel at noon. The hotel was kind enough to let us leave our bags, so Ho-Ki and I headed out for …
Point de départ de notre aventure, Saint-Petersbourg.
Cette ville nous surprend, car fort éloignée de l'image que l'on s'en était faite. Tout y est immense. Les bâtiments, les artères routières, les escalators du métro, la distance entre les différents arrêts de transports en commun ... Nous prenons beaucoup de temps pour passer d'une curiosité à l'autre (Il faut avouer aussi qu'on a des soucis pour s'orienter). Nous comprenons vite ...
Spend the morning retracing my steps to the beach, in hopes if finding my iPod buried in the sand. No such luck. Someone is enjoying 976 of my favorite songs... Very sad. UNESCO site #12; check! They call this suburban palace the "Versailles of the North". It's very beautiful. It was the summer home of Peter the Great. Relaxing afternoon just meandering around the grounds ...
... I heard “The Blue Danube” from them, and then later a little flute player (I think it was one of those Zamfir-type flutes, but I didn’t look closely) was playing “Lara’s Theme” from “Doctor Zhivago” (which was filmed in Helsinki, by the way).
This is what you see in Catherine’s Palace: First a room that is absolutely filled with gold ****. Some white plastered walls, but ornately covered ...
... a minute by each one it would take you years to see very piece. We settled on some fantastic Van Goghs, Monets, Da Vincis and Michaelangelos. It was an art lovers dream and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Other sights we took in were the Peter and Paul Fortress where all of the Romanov Tsars were buried (including the remains of Nicholas II and his family - these were exhumed and moved here in 1991). This fortress ...
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