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... was taken miles away to the ocean terminal. A nightmare for him, and for the poor guide.
However. good points-- we saw some lovely Watteaus and Dutch masterpieces. And some prehistoric carvings.
That night we went to a lovely ballet performance of Swan Lake, left early enough to get decent seats, didn't get lost OR left behind and weren't pick-pocketed (see #5!)
4. Stick with the group.
We didn't have this problem thank God, but on our ...
... Anyway, I hated St Pete. Noisy, smelly, boring, hugely overrated. My hostel was again just off the main street "Nevesky Prospect". There are a lot of tourist places in the vicinity, perfect for walking to. Unfortunately the road itself seems to be used as a kind of speedway - about 20%25 of the vehicles are being driven from traffic light to traffic light as a practice for a drag racing event. There are three or ...
... display. Apparently Russian people like massacring infant animals in great numbers. One striking display included approximately 50 baby emperor penguins.....not bad going. Other highlights included the baby mammoth, which suspiciously resembled old carpet. Museum fatigue set in not long after so we went for lunch, where Tom promptly decided to go into the girls toilets. He tried to explain that it was an honest mistake but I'm not sure. Other highlights included ...
... themselves - enormous, highly decorative in every respect, set to take advantage of the river view and the garden view. Then the individual rooms. I have no idea how many there are, but one could google that. However, each is expansive, hallways have series of arched ceilings so the effect is a bit like looking in mirrors that show the view of infinity, all floors were intricately inlaid wood. Every day thousands (many thousands) ...
... like River Boats so we heaved a sigh of relief.
We arrived at the boat station only to find the "Lev Tolstoy" (our boat) wasn’t among the dozen or so moored there. Our driver jumped out while beckoning us to remain in the van while he went to investigate where our boat was. The poor man ran from place to place trying to locate our boat only to be told it was moored at a different location. (Not a good advertisement for ...