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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 …
... exchange rate seemed to baffle her on numerous occasions during our stay, despite being a self proclaimed mathematician.
After setting our bags down in our hotel room we headed out to explore. First stop was something we had both been looking forward to seeing since we first started talking about travelling to Russia. It was the Church of our saviour of spilled blood (the church with the cool coloured domes on the roof). To our surprise it was just around the ...
... BTW it is 11:10 in the evening and the navigation lights are just coming on. "White Nights" in St Petersburg ended in June which means each night is getting a little longer, but it is still what I would only call "dusk" here. Tonight, was the Captain's Dinner and Champagne Welcome Party. It was really great as all of the Officers were introduce to the "Dear Guests" A tradition with AmaWaterways is at these dinners is every lady receives a Red Rose from ...
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