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... even the crew commenting on how good the weather has been. In winter the temperature in Russia can drop to minus 25 degrees, and they only have a few days of the year that are warm and without rain, so we realize again how lucky we have been with the weather. After an early breakfast we board the bus for a trip to Catherine’s Palace otherwise referred to as the Summer Palace. The highlight of this trip is being able to stroll through the wonderful gardens as well as getting a chance ...
... rake up some Osama bin Laden look-alikes a sort of pirate and got to dinner with our bottles of rum...a few drinks later, last to leave the restaurant and off to the Folk song concert ...lost John somewhere but found him again in the bar where we spent the rest of the evening working our way through the top shelf..another great day somewhere in Russia...working our way up number 3 of 6 locks heading to the Volga- Baltic sea canal hoping to find Moscow at the end of ...
... people generally refuse to obey orders:
A Frenchman, an Englishman, and a Russian are standing on a bridge when a young woman falls into the river below.
The Frenchman jumps in to save her because she is beautiful.
The Englishman jumps in to save her because she might someday become queen.
The Russian jumps in because there’s a sign on the bridge that says jumping into the river is not ...
Three days in St. Petersburg has us duly impressed with the true "Lifestyles of the Ultra Rich and Famous" – that being the Tsars of Russia during the 17th - 19th centuries. We visited a number of palaces including the Hermitage (the “Winter Palace” built by Peter the Great) that is now a museum housing one of the largest art collections in the world. We saw paintings from all the masters, ...
... from there we changed to the flight to st. Petersburg…. We arrived at St. Petersburg airport around 14:15 local time. Note that there is 2 hours difference in time compared with the Netherlands. We passed the passport checks and entered officially the Russian Federation. Outside Mete was already waiting to pick us up and he already arranged the transfer toward our hotel. The distance was quite long and it took us about one hour to reach the hotel. The location of our hotel ...