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... of gold to decorate the palace exteriors, an excess that was deplored by Catherine the Great when she discovered the state and private funds that had been lavished on the building.
The interiors of the Catherine Palace are no less spectacular. The so-called Golden Enfilade of state rooms, designed by Rastrelli, is particularly renowned and forms the focus of the palace tour. Guests enter via the State Staircase which, although it blends effortlessly with the ...
... and eating far too much chocolate mostly.I think our bus must have hated us at times though; our group (Luisa, Paula, Lucia, Daniel, and Julian) was pretty loud while everyone was trying to sleep… But hey! We were super excited!!
When we arrived in Helsinki we all got given our cabin keys and temporary visa things (you don't need a proper visa to visit Russia if you go to St. Petersburg via ferry, as long as it is less that 72 hours, or something along those lines), ...
... hardly recall most of it. I am still searching for the answer. I hope it is more than "I have been there".
The intensive visit sapped my energy a little bit. There was a park near the museum, and I happened to see a hot dog stand which could be seen actually everywhere in SPB. The hotdog cost 50 RU, and it tasted good. The lady was nice. When I asked to take a photo for her, she even wanted to see it.
Then I came to the St. ...
... the ice in winter. We are lead to believe that St Petersburg is also known as the Venice of the north as it is built over approx. 4 islands. The Fortress sits on Hare Island, the name comes from Peter finding many Hares on the island when he began to build the Fortress.
We saw many sights in the Fortress, such as a recent monument of Peter the Great, where the locals were very disappointed by this as his head and hands were out of proportion. His ...
... she's the reason my feet have blisters. She must walk as fast as the cars in this city. Her english is better than my russian, but she talks too fast so our conversation can get hilarious at times. She is sort of a gypsy type and quite a charmer. Her husband was a Russian officer, but died in a car wreck a few years back. His father is a retired Russian general. Hmmmm...better be careful here.
So a couple days ago we were truckin' ...