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
Today, we arrived in Peter the Great's Capital City, St. Petersburg, Russia. He conquered the land on the Baltic Sea/Bay of Finland and the Neva River from Sweden in 1703 as he wanted Russia to have access to the Oceans. He planned the city based on both Venice and Amsterdam designs. Tsar Peter was a hands-on leader and standing 6 feet 7 inches, he involved himself in the construction of this now second largest city in Russia.
Our ship arrived early in the morning so we had ...
... was €150,000 and "so shabby" that he didn't buy it. The five floor apartment blocks have no lifts or rubbish systems, but the nine story ones do. Both are built with a kindergarten in the building, but he talked about the newer ones being built having no social services available.
The average life expectancy for a Russian male is 56! Russians seem to smoke heavily, and apparently the men turn to drink. We were told St Petersburg has ...