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... he established the Russian Navy.
A hydrofoil took us to Peterhof, the summer palace of Peter. He disliked palaces, though, and lived in a small house on the property. He loved fountains and the gardens have many and varied examples, including trick fountains which turn on randomly as you walk past. So much gold used on these buildings; the domes etc have to be regilded regularly - it's just as well Russia has a good ...
... amp; rice Dessert: -Gulab Jamun (deep fried cheese cubes soaked in hot sugar syrup. Never ever ever would I have ordered this, but it was good! Too sweet for me but Nate loved it. It was like a donut hole soaked in sugar syrup. Nothing cheesy about it!) -Masala tea (not sweet at all, so it threw me off. Milky and spicy but somehow no flavor?) It wasn't a meal up to Moscow standards but it was pretty good, plus a lot of fun to try things I never would've ...
This morning we headed off with our guide on foot and walked several blocks to the subway. Incredibly long escalators took us over 100 meters below ground to the super clean and organised subway. Due to St Petersburg being built on a swamp, the tunnels for the subway have to run below the river levels. Each station has a set theme (ie admirals, naval etc) and contain sculptures, painting etc. In the Soviet era, the stations were designed as areas ...
Up early and out to do the touristy thing. Made sure I was wearing good shoes as at Petersburg is huge and would be a lot of walking.
Palace square then Hermitage museum was the plan, but not before coffee Again, the search was on for a good caffeine hit, which again was let down, by the lack of quality coffee and Barista's. We found a small cafe, and ordered a coffee to go at the bar, which for some random reason shared ...
... and took some beers and vodka. We didn't made it too late as we were still not fully recovered of the journey.. <b>Day 2</b> Big achievement, we survived one day in Russia. With a light hangover we woke up, having breakfast, preparing etc. etc. we walked to the Nevsky Prospekt. The main item on today's program was visiting the Hermitage. Best way to get there is taking the bus. Note that there are many pickpockets active at St. Petersburg. We experienced that they ...