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We're in Russia!! Hurrah!! I was a little nervous on the train from Helsinki, just because you never know what might happen. This wasn't helped by the Finnish passport control man flicking through Matt's passport several times saying he couldn't find Matt's entry stamp into Europe. "It's not here" he insisted, "It is there" Matt and I insisted, "I've seen it, can I have the passport and I'll find it". Finally he gave us the passport and I found it ...
... officially founded, and the church was consecrated on April 1, 1704. In 1712, the current, stone Peter and Paul Cathedral started to be built, to a design by Domenico Trezzini. This one took slightly longer to build - 20 years, in fact - and was consecrated on June 29, 1733.
The Peter and Paul Cathedral marked a radical departure from traditional Orthodox churches, being built in early Baroque style. Its rectangular shape, bell-tower, and landmark needle are all ...
The amazing wealth of the Czars shows through every palace and we saw most of them. We saw where Rasputin was murdered by several means, poisoned, shot and drowned. This city was called Leningrad in WWII and withstood 3 years of siege. We saw some of the marks left over from artillery during the war. A very beautiful city including the Peterof a small Versailles in the country ...
We embarked on a bus tour of the city at 9am. We visited the Admiralty, Basil's Island , Decembrists Square, the battle ship from which the shot was fired to start the Bolshevik coup in 1917 and more. We finished about 2pm and had free time. I took a taxi from the hotel to the Hermitage Museum( 700roubles from the hotel) only to find it closed Mondays. Typical of the Russians that they were so keen to take my ...
... minor hiccup we were onboard our ferry the 'Princess Maria' safe and sound. Kev thought it was funny that the old dodgy looking Russian scanners were obviously more advanced than the high tech international airport scanners as you didn't have to remove your laptop from your bag or take off your belt.
We had done quite a bit of research leading up to this trip as to what the easiest way to access Russia was. We read about being able to take advantage of a free 72 hour ...