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... own eyes.
there was plenty of posing for the cameras beside the guards too.
After this 2hr side track to the morning we did see the museum. the list of highlights is too long to mention. (google it if you want to know more).
For our final night in Russia we took the advise of Dimitre, our photographer tour guide from earlier and found a trendy new burger bar not far from the ...
... to the hotel entrance, he manoeuvred the mini-bus between cars and the courtyard's central verge which necessitated a multi-point turn and lots of, quite literally, close shaves. The hotel's reception, and our rooms, were on the fifth floor but the elevator was only large enough to fit one person with a backpack - if the person held their breath in. The walk up the stairs got the blood flowing though and stretched our legs after being squashed in the ...
... 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. We visited one of the most important rooms in the palace, the actual rooms where the murder of Rasputin took place.
In 1916 a group of the city's noble elite, including one of the Grand Dukes and led by the prominent anglophile Prince Felix Yusupov, conspired to kill the one man who they felt threatened the stability of an already war-torn Russian Empire. Grigory Rasputin, a peasant and self-proclaimed holy man, ...
... them up for a great tour. Our drive into St Petersburg was interesting. Many old beautiful buildings mixed with the bland, and boring construction of the Soviet era. Our first stop was a little pink church that looked like a cake. Then we were headed off to Catherine Palace. Just walking to the gates you could see this place was going to be magnificent. We then looked up, and our jaws hit the pavement. Gorgeous gold ...
... a couple who are like us, he is Irish and she is an Australian who has been in Ireland for about 10 years, qualified as an accountant over there, and are planning to move back to Oz later this year, which all sounds very familiar. It was great to talk to them and compare experiences.
We woke up to a miserable rainy day for our tour ofPeterhof, which was essentially Peter and later Tsar’s summer palace on the Gulf of Finland.
It rained ...