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Well the first major change in plans is heading to St. Petersburg from Tver and bypassing Veliky Novgorod. What looks like a strait shot between the two is not, and I would have had to wait two days in Tver for a train. Novgorod is only 4 hours from St. Petersburg, so I'll check it out on a long weekend from St. Petersburg.
Roughly 8 hours on a night train, my first in Russia, and I arrive in what I think is St. Petersburg, ...
... they revolted. Bloody peasants!) The ornateness, the glitter, the glamour....words can't describe it.
We hope you enjoy perusing a smattering of the 1286 photos Mandy managed to capture after 5 hours of trawling spectacular hall after fantastical corridor. It was all a bit much for poor Steve, who, not quite a culture vulture, decided that playing Candy Crush on the iPad in each stately room was a more fitting way to honour the fallen ...
... shop, bought a couple of prints and a great book on St Petersburg.
I left the Hermitage footsore but very happy. I stopped off at the hostel for a bit before meeting Elena at Ligovsky Prospekt to go to a couch surfers get together she invited me to. We made our way to the bar "Afrika" where I met some very nice Russians, including one girl who I chatted with for ages because she is going to be doing her masters degree in Sydney soon and she wanted to talk to a ...
... just failure (ie one of us ½missing from the shot).
The trip round the metro was our first real venture into St Petersburg on our own, and thoroughly enjoyable it was. We didn’t feel threatened or lost at any time, and enjoyed the freedom of going it alone.
The was our free day before traveling to Novgorod. We decided to do the Lonely Planet walking tour, to see all the things that the bus trip on the first day had either driven past, or just ...
... is a right character. The rest of the group seem cool too, most people are doing a similar sort of world/year long trip as me & more than half have also just left or quit jobs too. Vlad took us out for a drink, an intro talk & to book tickets for the russian ballet tomorrow night. Then to a nice restaurant for tea & left us (all 15) to get to know each other. We are; Me, Mario (Swiss), Sebastian (Aussie), Georgia (Kiwi), Regina (Austrian), ...