Holiday Inn St.Petersburg-Ligovsky Prospect
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... feet were telling us differently the three hours passed quickly.
Back to the hotel for a 'free afternoon'. Most in the group decided to walk back into the main street of SP. We visited a cafe which has maintained its soviet appearance and had coffee and doughnuts made according to their 1956 recipes. Had planned to visit the gardens but others chose not to. Peter made a quick visit to the cathederal where a peaceful protest about the annexation of Crimea is being supervised ...
... and emeralds larger than the saphires. There was also a large and ornately decorated cross (well, there were many of them) which we think the guide explained was believed to have pieces of Jesus' crucification cross inside it. Relics were apparently a thing for a while there!
Needing a break we wandered back down the passageway - flanked by original Roman busts of their emperors - to the coffee shop. More lines eventually led us to some lunch and we got back underway with the rest ...
... brilliantly jewelled Faberge Eggs were displayed in the shop window. Needless to say, they were very expensive but as the shop manager explained, they were all hand made individual pieces. Unlike the buffet breakfast, I managed (but only just) to resist temptation to buy any. After all, we had three weeks of four-wheel drive travel through the Caucasus ahead of us and from our past travels of carting hand made rugs and fine artwork, we knew all about how ...
Today was a great day of sightseeing! The started out with breakfast at Zoom Café with the aussies (Ben and Sam). We were trying to catch the train at 11:07am to Peterhof, but we showed up at the train station to find out that the schedule online is wrong and the next train was actually leaving at 1pm. We checked out the busses and there was one leaving in about two minutes going to Peterhof so we jumped on it, paid ...
... ways to me it looked as if modern break dancing was derived from this style of dance.
The following day, Christmas Eve we did a city sightseeing tour before heading to the Hermitage museum. I have the attention span of a goldfish so normally really struggle with museums but our guide somehow brought it to life. I have never met someone so well versed in history and art, on top of this she was clearly passionate about it and has an incredible memory. I tried to catch her out ...
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