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... of Versailles. Better palace but the grounds couldn't compare. Apparently there is another palace that belonged to the Tsars further out that has gardens to rival Versailles though. Walking through the gardens however we saw the coolest things - 3 red squirrels!!!! There are only grey squirrels in England now because they have driven the red squirrels out of their habitats so seeing a red squirrel was amazing. They are smaller and cuter than the grey squirrel and it ...
... a car speeding through the busy traffic doing at least 80 kph. I don't recall seeing any speed limit signs. Irina's advice on crossing roads on pedestrian crossings, even when assisted by traffic lights, was always to look the driver in the eye before stepping out. My philosophy anyway, but interesting to hear it here. We got back to the ship around 1620 and headed up to the cafe for a late snack to see us through to dinner. It was awesome to see my father's birth place. There was ...
... we had in the photos but, we can advise, it was very very nice coffee and cake. Back along Nevskiy Prospekt and more people and shops then into packing for our departure on wednesday for Finland. We are sad to leave but really looking forward to another new adventure. The Allegro train we will be on should be a great way to get to Helsinki.
Bye for now. da sveedanya
From Russia with love
Jeff and Wen.
... to get a 10 bed dorm all to ourselves! On the downside, the Internet was down for a few days which wasn't ideal. The following day we headed off to the Peter and Paul fortress. We passed a few really nice gardens and oarks along the way. They were doing some major renovations on the Peter & Paul cathedral, so we couldn't really see much of that. The fortress is built on a sand spit, so we walked along the shore before making ...
... Yeltsin • Putin- in power since 1991. Seems like he's bringing back some of the Soviet ideals, but appears to be well liked. Visited the Church on the Spilled Blood and decided to take the audio tour- very informative! It was built as a memorial to Alexander II, who was murdered by a bomb at this site on the embankment of the canal. The onion shaped domes are symbolic of a candle flame, symbolizing faith and practical in order to keep snow off of them and prevent ...
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