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We arrived in St. Petersburg on the Princess Maria at about 9 or so. We slept in but had plenty of time to get off to spend about 56 hours of our 72 hour visa. That's not much time for such a beautiful and historical city of 4.5 million people.
We stayed at Friends Hostel, modeled weirdly on the American TV show of the same name. Our kitchen looked like theirs (so Deanne ...
... the two Aussie guys in the group turned to me and said “what the hell was that about?” I was glad to see that I wasn’t the only one to notice how over-the-top he was being. We kept walking another ten seconds and as soon as we got to the New Hermitage building, I went for my camera in my bag, and it was gone.
I told the Aussies my camera was gone and I ran back to the square and about half way to where we started ...
... ways to me it looked as if modern break dancing was derived from this style of dance.
The following day, Christmas Eve we did a city sightseeing tour before heading to the Hermitage museum. I have the attention span of a goldfish so normally really struggle with museums but our guide somehow brought it to life. I have never met someone so well versed in history and art, on top of this she was clearly passionate about it and has an incredible memory. I tried to catch her out ...
... was great'. It was quite late by the time we finished our art education so we left it there for the night.
On our final day in St. Petersburg we had booked a free walking tour. We have done a few of these at various cities on our travels and found them to be informative and well organised. Most of the sites we visited on our St Petersburg tour were places we had already been to and explored in the past few days, however it was interesting to hear a bit more detail ...
... a foreign city when you can't speak the lingo. Anyway, rings off and we got a taxi back to the ship - that was also an experience in itself. This city (country) is certainly way behind the western world in living conditions and standards. Will be interested to see some of the rest of Russia, Went to a smaller palace this morning where ...