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... guide, Vladimir, gave us headphones and off on our 32 pax group for the day. How lucky are we - beautiful blue sky, mild temperature and a guide with good English. An hours drive in the bus to our first stop to the Peterhof Palace where we walked through 300m on 2 levels viewing the most opulent gold leaf painted walls, edges, statues, lights and anything else that could be found. At 11 am we saw the grand cascade fountains, with music, continue for about 15 mins. Quite ...
... a glass of white wine for Mandy but clearly Vikings weren't that big on wine as the barman had the whites sitting on the shelf and not in the fridge. She got red wine in compensation. The barman pulled out a beaker and measured the red wine into it. Interesting technique. Steve got quietly ****** on the cheap pints of beer again and Mandy uploaded her ever growing collection of ...
... for us the owners of the apartment (which was amazing as well) let us stay until we had to leave for the airport in the evening. We had a fairly cruisey afternoon, we went to the Kiasma art museum (so so so weird! We left laughing) and shopping some more! Saying good bye to Mum was horrible! When I left Sydney in September I was sad to say good bye, but it was the start of the adventure, and I was so excited! When I said good bye to Mum this time, I'd already been away for a ...
... them on a page
that was given to us as we stepped onto the stage. I was in stitches behind her
as she didn’t have her glasses so couldn’t see the words so had to mime, it was
a song that we held together well, as at the farewell concert we were
representing the English speaking group. We also sang a Russian song in Russian,
it was hilarious but went over well and we received the loudest clap. So off to Moscow tomorrow.
Splendour! A single word to epitomize the feel and look of Russia's second largest city. Far removed from the popular image of Soviet era concrete bunker buildage, Saint Petersburg displays a Tsarian aristocracy in its architecture, and indeed it should; as the port to the west, both figuratively and literally, the former capitol has always had a more European than Soviet Russian approach. That the very spark that set off the communist movement was ignited ...