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... meant a late arrival at the hotel. It was a rushed meal – but a welcome one - before leaving for the Russian Folklore show. The dancing and the costumes were spectacular. It was a travel weary bunch of stragglers that got home about 10.30ish but the drive through the city in the semi daylight was an interesting one.
Friday 27 July – the day the Olympic games open but a full one in our program and no time ...
... tour, sun shining and saw lots of sights – a real mixture of Venice and Amsterdam – and lovely buildings, all pastel colours, lots of palaces, cant remember all the names, but Stroganoff was one, and Paul 1st who built a fortress to prevent assassination, and was murdered in his bed by his own bodyguard after only 40 days in it – shame!
Walked back to bus and when we got back on Norman (Boston and Florida) discovered that he had had his ...
... lots of cabbage, potatoes, borsht & sour cream, various meat and fish, a ton of bread, and an abundance of coffee and tea – pretty decent. The bus tour was INCREDIBLE! St. Petersburg is divided into three sections, divided by canals, and each representing a century – the inner section is the 18th, the next the 19th, and the last the 20th to the present. In the inner oldest part of the city building anything new or changing the façade of any buildings is ...
So… this was it, the end of the line. I stepped from an overnight train for the last time on into a crisp sub-zero St. Petersburg morning. Behind me lay nearly 3 months of people, places and experiences I will never forget. It had been everything I had dreamed of, everything I had imagined. Now all that remained was two days in the city some refer to as the Venice of the North. What did it have in store for me?
Julia, my honcho for the day, was waiting on the ...
rushing for their trains and money was passing hands.
Our train was called the Red Arrow, gorgeious. All red and
yellow, drapes, carpets, women out front dressed in red uniforms,
make Virgin Air look positively scruffy. Train was a lot of fun,
but my word, di8d it racket along to Moscow, apparently it's meant to
be a straight line but I don't know if anyone told the driver that.
Moscow and photos to follow