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... however, the scenery remained very wooded and green but the landscape was littered with crumbling houses and rusted metal structures. The change from neat and clean Finland to dour and dirty Russia was swift and obvious. Arriving in St Petersburg was an experience. We were met by a large Russian lady who could speak only a couple of words of English (still more than what we can speak of Russian!) who took us ...
We are completing this entry late due to the very full day.
We had another early start to beat the crowds to Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin Town, 50 minutes out of St Petersburg. This was the summer palace of Catherine the Great, just one more modest little summer shack (not!).
This was an enormous blue and white palace set in beautiful park land. The interior is an unbelievable collection of rooms decorated in the baroque style ...
... went to visit the Saint Isaac's Cathedral. The Cathedral is in a small park and all together it's very picturesque. I think we saw at least 3 couples, on their wedding day, posing for photo shoots. Well at least we know now how Russian brides are looking J. The Cathedral had 2 parts which could be visited. Inside the Catherdral the museum, and/or the colonnade around the dome. We decided to climb to towards the colonnade to have a nice view of St. Petersburg. The climb itself was ...
... inhabited Dresden and some of them made a lot of money. The real estate is still evident of this fact. After an hour and a half of a beautiful tour, we disembarked, and Rowland, bloodhound that he is, led us directly back to our parking where, for a change, there was no ticket waiting for us. From there we drove back to a medieval town, also known for its fine pottery, Meissen. Set on the Elba River, it is a typical old town with narrow cobblestone ...
... of baking Russian Pancakes and serving them to the other
passengers and crew but Aunty Sue and I will be tasting only and not baking as
we are busy blogging!
The food on board has been amazing , very fresh, healthy and in huge
7/8/2013 Day 4 – Goritsy
Off on another bus tour, this time from the village of Goritsy to the town of Kirillov
situated 8 kms away. We visited a monastery of St. Cyril on a ...