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... and advanced civilisation and could have gone on to become more powerful. Unfortunately it would appear that the cities fell into the trap many other cities and countries have done. The gap between rich and poor was so wide and the resentment from the poor so great that when given an alternative in Stalin to take back from the rich the working class jumped at it and the aristocracy lost out. One day they had a country and went on holidays and when they tried to return they ...
So another early start but thanks to our early night we were both awake at 5am and waiting for our room service breakfast. Our guide had asked everyone to be cleared immigration and at the bus by about ten to seven so we could be one of the first buses on the road. And we were.
Our first stop today was Peterhof Palace which was about an hour's drive from the city. We had a great run there with no traffic hold ups – which I think is quite ...
... lurk there. It is like the city is a staging a huge fraud! In reality it is probably taking a long time to turn into a progressive, modern city, and of course, starting at the front is most advantageous. It has been an eye opener to spend a little bit longer here and find out what really lies behind those gorgeous street fronts.
Nostalgia and reflection over, we walked across the bridge to the Peter and Paul Fortress, designed ...
... he lives in a city that has culture by the bucketload.
He told us some great stories about the Soviet era - sailors, diplomats and ballet dancers, the privileged few who were allowed out of the USSR at the time, all smuggling contraband back into Russia. In the '80's, he went into a forest in the middle of nowhere for a record exchange fair with about 300 other fans, trying to buy Led Zeppelin or AC DC albums and ...
... the same attire, with smaller towels and some numerous wardrobe malfunctions). I wish we had a photo of us in the street at 2pm naked except for our towels and surrounded by 20 also almost naked Finnish men ranging from 20 to 80. We shared a beer and she explained her more intimate experience with only one fellow sauna goer. Whilst the initial stages were uncomfortable, it is soon obvious why it is so popular and we both quickly became fans of the culture. Overall, we spent ...