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It's time to venture out into the suburbs of St Petersburg by ourselves... to one of the things that we had planned to do right from the start: Peterhof. Thankfully it's a pretty big tourist attraction, so doing it by public transport is reasonably easy, getting off the metro at Avtovo (also the grandest of the subway stations) and catching a bus, …
Today is St Petersburg's 306th birthday, and we made our way out to the town of Pushkin, named after Russia's most famous poet (haven't heard of him... but you know, me and the arts aren't really at one with each other!!) We were headed for the Catherine Palace, which was actually for her daughter Elizabeth, who was a fussy little biatch... She had …
So this morning we caught the Sibelus train from Helsinki to St Petersburg - it was cheaper than flying and we did get to see the country-side. Although the country-side is really mostly just pine that almost looks like it's a plantation.
The Russian border is quite guarded - everyone on the train had to hand their passports over to a …
... our taxi driver well for his effort. We boarded the boat and were welcomed with a traditional Russian bread and salt ceremony then we were shown to our cabins. Our cabins were on the boat deck which was the top deck. Aunt Sal had cabin number 101 and Nan and Pop Peter and I had cabin 118 so, Aunt Sal was at one end of the corridor near the Lounge and we were at the other end near the swimming pool.
After stowing our luggage in our cabins we met to explore ...
... who had lost their lives in the 900 day siege of St. Petersburg during WW2.
There is so much to see in St. Petersburg; a day or two spent there doesn’t really do it any justice. The architecture, buildings and churches are so interesting, and of course one of the most famous and iconic sights is the magnificent Church of the Spilled Blood with ...
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