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First stop St Petersburg for 3 nights. Stayed in a central B&B, owned by a lovely lady named Natalia. We had a delicious homemade breakfast each morning, giving us the chance to taste some real russian food. There were savoury crepes stuffed with vegetables and covered in parsley sauce, omlets and syrniki (little pancakes). Natalia's apartment was beautiful and warm. She has a little porch with a big wooden door. We were her only guests. The first day, once settled in, we ...
... themselves inside are almost like their own museum as they have been either maintained or restored in the grandeur of 19th century Russia. All in all quite the experience but by early afternoon we were ready for the trip back to the hotel. Need to get ready for tomorrow as it is our really early day with bags picked up at 545 and departure at 645 for Moscow, our last stop. Tonight is dinner at the hotel in their fancy restaurant, accompanied by Tchaikovsky music and ...
... place just felt different, and more European. I am of course familiar with the "feel" of European cities from my many experiences visiting them up to this point! In any case it certainly felt different to Moscow, much less Russian! Turns out it wasn't just me, that was the whole point of the city! Peter the Great designed it as part of his bringing Russia into Europe (Europification?) program - so my abstract comment wandering down the side of the canal to our hotel was valid! ...
... the buildings were no more that 4 or 5 stories high but they covered entire blocks. The apartment complexes on the outskirts of SPB were massive with many blocks forming of apartment towers forming a mini-city. It seems that a lot of these different developments were referred to by different premier names like Lenin Complex or Gorbachev Square, etc.
We started off the tour in and around the SPB city centre making short 5 and 10-minute photo ...
... universal means of greeting....
Unable to establish if he was actually there to meet me I climbed into his car which looked like a personal vehicle with rubbish strewn about and baby equipment in the back and I crossed my fingers and toes that I was indeed in the right persons car and that the Russian giant was a friendly one and would indeed be taking me to the right hotel.
My first observation as we drove was how dark it was, at 10am it felt more like 8 pm and I ...