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What a wonderful end to our visit to St Petersburg. I am currently sitting on the sundeck of the Scenic Tsar as we sail down the Neva River. We set sail at 7.00 pm tonight for our next destination. Before I describe what we did today it is probably a good time to describe the White Nights we are experiencing this far north. It is currently 9.00 pm and it is still broad daylight. It will not start to get dark until sometime after ...
... Russian immigration stations there were virtually no lines and we were through in minutes. The Russian immigration officials are very serious. They never smile and on the initial entry to Russia, they are very thorough and take several minutes looking through your passport and on the computer. When we got out of the terminal, there were SPB representatives waiting, but our tour guide and bus had not yet arrived. Within just a few minutes Julia, our ...
... 10-19ºC and the breeze was quite cool, especially in the shade. St. Petersburg is at a latitude of 59.57º North, which is roughly the same latitude as Whitehorse. The sun doesn't set between June 11 - July 2nd, and these nights are called 'white nights'.
St. Petersburg was originally settled by Swedish colonists. Tsar Peter the Great wanted a better sea port for Russia, so during the Great Northern War in 1703, he captured the fort located on ...
... Mandi's health and potentially mine, would be a bad idea, so I took the bottle discretely back to our room in the hotel.
By morning it had chilled down sufficiently in our less-than-efficient bar fridge, so I had a had a glass (well actually a coffee cup) for breakfast. It had a good head and was nicely hopped, with a good robust flavour, so I was sorry to abandon the rest of the bottle. I ...
... to our apartment which is in the old town (ie. reconstructed old town as it was destroyed during WWII). Unfortunately taxis cannot go in the old town so we're left carrying our heavy load. The apartment is small but fine and practical. Wifi works which is great. There's still paperwork to be done and emails to send. The sale of our house is going through which is a relief and we send a few emails to sollicitor and bank with instructions. We're a bit nervous about doing ...
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