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... to, an hour later, I was being told by staff that my bags were actually still in London! Awesome news... I only had to spend another hour filling out 6 different forms, in Russian and English, so that was alright... Is there an emoticon for massive amounts of sarcasm?
Eventually, I made it out of the airport and to the taxi rank. The women at the desk told me it would cost me 900 roubles to get me to my destination. ...
... have included hundreds more pictures here - aren't you glad we didn't?
This brings an end to our visit to St. Petersburg. A truly magnificent city that is more like the West than like Mother Russia (much to the dismay of Moscow.) From here, we journey to see Moscow for ourselves. We still have time left on our visas so might as well get our money's worth.
And one final note, when you visit Russia, nothing is permitted.
... up my good spot so had my hat on and my scarf covering the side of my face and shoulders - must have looked a real chook!
But it was worth it – had a great view and got some brilliant photos. It was then time to get back on the bus and head back to the city – but somehow two passengers had managed to get themselves lost and ended up being found and having to be picked up at the other side of the palace – all up we probably lost ...
... also called Puskin to Catherine's Summer Palace. I was hoping it was in a different direction but have to travel back through SBP with all the traffic. It is a 45 minute or so ride south. We were supposed to have a hydrofoil ride to one of these places but they are not yet available this season. This appears to be an area that many nobles had summer houses. They are mostly wooden and brightly painted. We have to wait outside the ornate iron and gold gate ...
... smile all the time. The first time I met was the cold and windy afternoon when she was with her friend and their kids. Her English is very good and I felt close to her immediately. One funny thing she told me was that she spoke English to her baby kid Ivan while her husband is responsible for the Russian part. Smart combination! It is a luck to have a wise mother like her.
I was busy with my friends during the first ...