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... was a good perspective on the buildings which are mostly bright yellows, orange, and pink to keep the city bright during the dark winter months. We got to watch the sun set over the Peter and Paul Fortress on the water and I was there with my roommate which was nice.
Day #2: On day two me and Tyler (female; roommate) went to Peterhof which is a HUGE palace that has housed a lot of previous czars and czarinas. The grounds ...
Packed up our gear, but luckily we were able to leave our big bags at the B & B for the day. Headed out with our back packs to go on the boat cruise that we didn't go on last night. Being a Saturday, there were people everywhere. Had to wait a while for the boat, but plenty of space, so we sat on the top. We didn't really know what to expect when it said "English Guide". We soon found out. We and a few others were given wireless ...
... Pushkin, lived and also died after the duel over his wife. It's now a museum which I'm hoping to see before I leave. Pushkin's great grandfather was an African slave who was raised by Tsar Peter the Great, who loved him and was one of his favourites. This is why Pushkin had darker skin than the average Russian as well as dark curly hair.
We then walked along the Moika river until we found the Church of the Spilled Blood. This cathedral is built ...
... 18th C. royalty. The guides tell us that leaving the building, the most frequently heard comment is "(n)o wonder there was a revolution'.
Lunch at a country restaurant near the Palace was pickled vegetables, mushroom soup and stuffed cabbage, traditional Russian fare, accompanied by all the cold vodka we could drink and a serenade by musicians in costume. It was hokey, but fun and the food was good.
After a nap on the bus ...
Tuesday, 16th July 2013
This morning we woke up to find ourselves in St. Petersburg, Russia. We had actually been here before; in 1996 when we stayed here for three days as part of a tour of Russia, and in 2002 when we had an overnight port of call on board the Caronia. Today was the first of a two-day ...