Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Moskovskye Vorota
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... channel and naval base at 7.15 and at 8 pm the fortress and to get ready for Helsinki tomorrow. Thank goodness we wind our clocks back an hour....sleep in ready to dock at 7 am. It was spectacular watching the 4 ships Nautica, Seven Seas Voyager, Oriana, and Queen Victoria honking each other and departing under beautiful skies and calm weather at 6 pm. The naval base looked more like the graveyard with the main operational ship a camouflage painted patrol boat. ...
It sure is cold here...but it's also very nice. And grand. Pity our bags are still in London (thanks to our first flight being delayed we made it to St Petersburg but our bags didn't!) but thankfully our kind tour mates have lent us stuff. My 20denier tights aren't quite cut out for ...
... DNA testing, which match the DNA to Britain's Prince Philip, a cousin. Nicholas assumed the throne in 1895. He never wanted to rule. In 1905 his military massacred 100's as the marched into St. Petersburg's Palace Square, in what became known as Bloody Sunday. He also accepted political advice from his wife, who was greatly influenced by Rasputin. He was a pilgrim who gained the trust of the royal family, especually after he predicted the survival of the sickly ...
... of the restaurant car and learned our first important lesson about train travel in Eastern Europe - always carry local currency on you. We were charged 26 euros for a 2 course meal with beer. I'm sure the locals were paying the equivalent of 5 euros (or less) each. Oh well, the food was ok! After a less interrupted
sleep that night we woke early for our pre-dawn arrival in St. ...
... close- it actually gets dark quite early, between midnight and 1 am - but I have never seen the bridges go up, so we three decided it was high time we went.
However, we decided that we wouldn't just go. We would go a la russe.
There are heaps of Russian tourists here, and it seems to me that every one of them buys a fake sailor cap or a blue-and-white striped shirt while they're here. You can usually spot Russian tourists this way (Americans are ...