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Today we had an afternoon shore excursion to do a river cruise through St Petersburg. This morning we slept in, and read some email. Nice to have an empty ship, because most people took off on early excursions. We had lunch, and headed for immigration. Today it was a much easier, and quicker process. The immigration officers didn't look any happier, but they let us through anyway. We had time so we did some shopping in ...
One of the special things about my trip in Easter Europe was that I did couchsurfing instead of staying in hostel. One reason was to save up money since I had already spent a lot on visa and flight. Another reason was to get close to local people. Travelling is not only about seeing places but more about meeting people. Couchsurfing is a brilliant idea of achieving this goal.
I was lucky to meet Nastya, a young mother ...
... then back in the mini van to our next stop….Catherine Palace at Pushkin city.
We drove past a few monuments including one which was erected to the victory against Tokyo and another which commemorated the people who lost their lives defending their city of St Petersburg
As we entered the area known as Pushkin city, we drove past a memorial to all the Jewish people who lost their lives during WWII, then past ...
... doesn't last long. Annoying your siblings is much more fun and poor Nina is an easy target (and loud). At least we get to see things and take photos. Just remember, for every photo of the kids, it takes 5 minutes to sort them out and/or bribe them. Time to leave Budapest and head to Prague. We catch a day-train which takes 7 hours mainly because it's very slow going through the valleys. We've booked another apartment in the centre. Prague is very busy in every sense, quite ...
... as the Singer Building (as in sewing machines), the Stroganoff's Palace (as in the beef dish) and countless others including of course, H&M- it seems you are never far away from the giant clothing chain. We arrived on Saturday morning after a bumpy coach ride overnight from Riga with little sleep. The border crossing from Estonia to Russia at 6am was quite an eye opener- no nonsense, lots of scary uniforms but we sailed through albeit I hadn't ...
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