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... Neva and dissected by canals. Our local guide, Nada, gets quite out of breath!....on the right you see.....and on the left you see.........and again on the right and so on. Much like a tennis match.
The first optional tour is to the Yusopov Palace which is still privately owned. Much of the interior is original. It is the palace where they plotted and eventually succeeded in killing Rasputin the rascal that caused ...
... even worse, he waited to get back to the ship to report it – I would have got her to get me a taxi there and then back to the ship to cancel everything – sod the tour!
Yes, I succumbed and bought a set of stacking dolls, but not at the 'recommended’ shop – just had the free vodka and coffee and toilet there, but haggled with a street vendor and got them dirt cheap – I don’t care that they weren’t painted by a one eyed, one ...
... And, the city has one of the world’s largest concentrations of palaces. St. Petersburg has a lot of “…in the world’s”, and the Russians are very proud of that fact. Additionally, the metro in the old part of this city is said to be incredibly beautiful (I have not been yet), as it was built to be “like a palace for the working people.”
So, we drove around the city for three hours - stopping occasionally to get out and do a ...
... to the platform just before the doors closed, strange considering he had tried so hard to get on the train. It wasn’t till Scott said he thought someone had tried to pick him that what I had seen all came together.
A short time later we emerged from the metro onto Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg’s “George Street” and made our way to our hostel where we were given a warm welcome and shown to our room. Upon entering I noticed a familiar red ...
... a lot like hers but of course our bags
were checked to St Petersburg, a second look and it was her bag! We
grabbed it, checked it back in and all bags arrived at St Petersburg.
Passport control at St Petersburg was interesting, I didn't even
get a smile although I passed through without issue, the lady took
Denise's passport away, to show all the others what a pretty passport
it was. Denise was then waved ...