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... like I'm going to have to get my pictures pretty sharpish tomorrow morning.
And it looks like Lenins Mausoleum cloud be closed (shame, there's nothing like seeing an embalmed body that's been dead 80 years !
At least floodlit St Basil's Cathedral looked as stunning as I thought it would and Gym (goom) is all lit up too.
Lesson learned (I should know this)....never go out without your camera ...
... circumstances, as was our driver, Sergay. Our day, 3 hours with the guide anyway, was spent in The Hermitage Museum. Everyone says you must see it, and that's correct, but we put out the mattress on the second night. Your double bed mattress was comfortable but it IS just another museum - only much bigger. Staggeringly bigger. A bit of a snore fest, coz I'm not ...
... the Americans get sent there- where we saw plenty of methods of torture on very real looking wax figures. We then found our way to the Museum of Russian Vodka where we saw the beginnings of vodka. We also taste tested three different Russian vodkas which we accompanied by Russian appetizers which we were not fond of. We then walked 500 miles (this is a slight exaggeration) to get to the airport from the bus ...
... too.We learned that the new cruise terminal is built by a company that also owns the tour companies, the gift shops and the restaurants we used. A true monopoly. Traffic is horrendous. There are lots of newer cars, mostly foreign. Elena says Russian built cars fall apart. We pass so many apartments, statues, bridges and canals on our city tour. The apartments went private after 1991 so they are now privately owned. Banks hold the mortgage for the government ...
... also the deepest metro line we have ever been on so the ride down on the escalator took forever. After successfully navigating ourselves to the ride suburban train line we were lining up for more tickets... this is when the fun began. We could articulate which station we wanted to go to but then had no idea which platform to take because everything was written in Russian letters so knowing the name was no good to us. After asking several people for assistance (saying ...