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We had been thinking of finding a guide to help us around in Moscow and St Petersburg – but I am glad that we didn't go to that trouble as it has been a piece of cake getting around these cities. We had thought that we would not be able to read words in Cyrillic script but we have picked up quite a bit and can vaguely read the things that we …
... of the signs are telling the name of the train station with no indication of the city, so for a few minutes I think I’ve stopped short, and I’m going to have to experience the dreaded purchasing of tickets from the train ticket lady sooner than I had planned and without preparation. This is an event that requires some research research so that you know beforehand your preferred times, class of seat, and preferably a ...
... of walking around town.
The shops are initially really hard to work out. There is little or no advertising on them so you're not too sure if it's a cafe, bar, supermarket or brothel you are walking into. Sometimes they're all in one! They have really heavy exterior doors plus an internal door to keep out the bitter cold, a bit like an airlock. Once you get through the second door, sometimes there is a dark corridor, some twisty turns and ...
... Every Russian's reaction when I tell them I'm from Australia is "wow that's far!" Overall it was a fun evening and it was great talking to real Russians. I think that the idea that Russians are a bit cold and standoffish before you get to know them is no longer true. I've found them to be very friendly.
After leaving the gathering, Elena and I walked back to Nevskii while she again gave me some of her great local insight to the city. Once back in the hostel ...
Once again, it's grey, but fortunately, not raining. We are on the bus at 9:00, for our ride to Peterhof, Peter's Court in the countryside. Peter wanted a place to stay that was accessible from the sea and chose a site on the Gulf of Finland for 'Monplaisir' his country home. His comparatively modest 'cabin' as it was referred to, outbuildings and gardens were greatly expanded and enhanced by his daughter Elizabeth. Once again she ...