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... meats and cheeses and all sold from individual vendors. The guide told us that dickering was encouraged but nobody in our group bought anything. The subway was right next to the market, and once we had our tokens, we were good to go. I was expecting a dirty, dingy and old subway but was pleasantly surprised with one that was the exact opposite! It was the cleanest and prettiest subway system I have ever ...
... provide for vans and referred us to their sister hotel, the Phlogiston Hotel, a little further out. They have power points, showers, toilets a kitchen and a secure yard. It's a bit expensive at $A45 per night but we've been told several times to only leave Tilly in secure parking in Russia.
We caught a bus and then the Metro into St Petersburg to visit the Hermitage. It happened to be the ...
... or I might not have made it up the stairs!
Oleg and Lydia were retired engineers (electrical?), probably in their mid-sixties, and most charming. During their careers with the government they traveled extensively, but never outside of the Soviet Union. Their apartment was probably about five hundred square feet. When it was built in 1962 there were six of them living here, including Lydia's mother. It was free, ...
... fountains. The whole system is gravity fed, no pumps required. Amazing.
As you might expect Pete had a pretty nice looking summer cabin, but we chose not to pay the extra to go inside as a full day in the garden is about the minimum needed to see it and the gilded exterior of the palace. The palace and grounds were ...
... of walking around town.
The shops are initially really hard to work out. There is little or no advertising on them so you're not too sure if it's a cafe, bar, supermarket or brothel you are walking into. Sometimes they're all in one! They have really heavy exterior doors plus an internal door to keep out the bitter cold, a bit like an airlock. Once you get through the second door, sometimes there is a dark corridor, some twisty turns and ...