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Wednesday 20 May 2015 - We have arrived at the eastern most limit of our cruise in St Petersburg . Docked at 7am and were off the ship at 8:30am to meet our guide Olga. An overcast but warmer day. Sergey was the driver.
The first place to visit was St Nicholas Church where I lit another candle for Mum. A Russian Orthodox church, it was fairly simple but more ornate than the ones we had seen in Tallinn.
We did a drive around central ...
... on the treadmill/elliptical or whatever you can't run in a straight line because the boat rocks so much on the upper decks. I’m not complaining or anything, I just haven’t figured out a schedule yet beyond class and food.
Right now everyone is still finding friends and starting to decide if they want to travel over land from Poland to Germany. I’m going with my friend Jess and two of our guy friends; ...
... for our first day in St. Petersburg. The Hermitage is located in the city's center and holds art masterpieces from all over the world, including works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and many other European masters. Peter I (aka Peter the Great) is credited with changing the way Russians live in the 18th century, as he had traveled throughout Europe, loved the way of life there, and wanted to bring it back to Russia. We paid extra to see the famous ...
... mosaics that covered the walls, depicting historic or legendary scenes. After our subway ride, we were to go to the Hermitage, the world’s largest museum. However, because we got off the ship so quickly we had about 20 minutes before we could get in. So we made a stop at a souvenir shop for shopping, a coffee or tea, a sample of vodka and/or a bathroom break. I found a bracelet with matrioshka dolls that I will be able to fashion into a ...
I've just finish a two week stint in St Petersburg, it's over, finished finally, all done including the shouting. Like all my work in Russia, I find it tough going, not that I carry bricks or dig coal, the people who do that are heroes. No, I just find it gruelling and tiring. It starts in dark cold mornings, waiting for taxis that may or may not turn up. Taking totally different directions every day, so that you can never be sure if you will arrive ...