Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
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 …
... since there was free entrance for students. This place is MASSIVE! We spent about 4 hours here. i skipped passed some rooms since I was getting tired towards the end. the second floor os so big i got lost finding my way to the staircase.
On the way back we stopped across the street from the bookstore to a cathedral (also free entry =)). There were quite a few people there for prayer. I quickly took some photos ...
Well I am getting a late start on this post. As I start to write it, I am sitting at the very front part of the ship and we have just gone through a very large lock, actually there are two locks side by side. Enough of that for now as I will try to recall yesterday's events. We traversed a substantial portion of of the river and lake system yesterday morning before arriving at our port of call Goritsy. I usually take a look at the view ...
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