Vasilievsky Solo By Sokos Hotel
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Today started with a tour of the Hermitage Museum. Words fail me as to the size and quality of the exhibits. One room of the Palace was built around an exhibit as it was too large to bring in.
We had a local tour guide take us around then we have free time to wonder ourselves.
After lunch we coached up to St Catherine's Palace, Russia …
The Land of the White Nights - that is the sun barely sets.
The morning started with a coach tour of the city highlights. We passed the Rostral Columns which are naval monuments and served as light housed in the past. They are traditionally built with conquered ships stuck on the sides.
We passed the Peter Paul fortress, then the …
We had an early start this morning - 7am - to try and beat the Route
Buses to the border which could delay us by up to 6 hours if they got there
We traveled along mostly good roads through forest areas with glimpses of the Baltic Sea.
We needed to stop to pay tolls 1euro at the first place then drive 100
... onto the eldest daughter. She also had a summer house in the country and had travelled to most other European countries. We also heard that people were moving out from the city centre to live in newer apartment blocks. Both days we were taken to food courts in shopping g centres for lunch. One of these was very new and modern, just like a shopping centre in any other city, the only difference being that there were very few shoppers. Photos posted ...
... lunch", this time at a fairly new (and nice) restaurant. We had a salad (all the topping, no lettuce), a bowl of delicious mushroom soup, beef stroganoff and mashed potato, and apple strudel. A much better meal, although I suspect not what the "normal" people eat.
As promised, we stayed on the bus for the next stop, but got off to photograph the magnificent Church of the Spilled Blood - a church ...