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We awoke Friday morning, excited to be in Russia. St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia, and located at the top of the Gulf of Finland. Though visas are required for Russia, we were able to bypass this by booking excursions through our cruise ship. When we first awoke, we were greeted by the news of the plane that had been shot down in Ukraine. While a bit unsettling (especially since I was just at Amsterdam airport the week prior), it didn't seem to have an ...
Another 5.30 start, ready to be off the ship at 7.45! Thank goodness the ship leaves port at 6.00pm, as it's another "all day" tour. A different guide, Natasha. Tall and leggy, wearing all white (including white jodpur type gumboots). Natasha was a lot more laid back than Svetlana. We had more free time - she'd show us something or talk about something, then we'd have to meet up later. Probably a bit of a cop out on ...
... another 50 artisans who work in the town. It was originally a village of some importance before the opening of the Baltic seaway, but during the 2nd World War the small village burned down and the inhabitants moved on. In 1996 they started to revive the village, and it's very authentic looking. A few happy looking cows are tethered in the grassy areas, the horses take people on the road, and a car may pass once an hour ...
... back to the hotel, and the girls walked back to theirs which is about 30 minutes from ours. We took Nevsky Prospect and, as it was Saturday night, it was hopping. There's no law against having an open container, so people walked up and down the street drinking from open beer or wine bottles. The closest comparison I can make is that it was like walking down a cross between Las Vegas Boulevard and the Champs-Elysses. We saw several ...
... only recently allowed tourist to visit their country – so that is why their rules to enter their country are so strict.
During our trip we also had other officials come through our cabin such as the customs officials. Peter and I didn’t mind this as it was much better than lining up and being checked as you do at airports. Next person to come through our cabin was the money exchange lady – but Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal had already ...