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... Church and many buildings owned by the Romanov's. The Romanov's are an aristocratic and wealthy Russian family.
One final mention, although St Petersburg is amazing we found most locals were not overly friendly or perhaps this is their normal manner.
Tonight we tried our singing out with Karaoke. Mark was good and in the middle of the range but a couple of singers were outstanding. It was a fun night.
... wouldn't want to get caught in them.
Made our way to the Hermitage Museum (one of the must see's in St Petersburg apparently) but it was just a building full of really 'Old stuff’! No really, it was most impressive due to the extent of its collection of ancient artefacts and artworks etc. You could actually spend days in there if you wanted to see everything.
That done, we walked over ...
... meant that the bridge was up so the traffic couldnt pass only the boats.
Our first stop was the Hermatage Museum. Just let me say that the traffic is crazy, the busses park anywhere they want, doubleparking with your four way flashers is acceptable, and our buss driver paralleled parked our bus on the first try in a spot that I wouldn't park our truck in..... just amazing. The driving skills here never ceased to amaze me along with the pacience.
... check and go and some others were interested more about the stories behind the items. To put it in a short way, the group split. Metow and Dogan went for a quick view and go out. The rest of us decided to continue with the program of Mete. As we are talking about one of the biggest museums of the world, after a while we started to get bored as well and after seeing the most interesting part we decided to go out as well. Unfortunately in the mean time we lost uncle Emin. In ...
... our taxi driver well for his effort. We boarded the boat and were welcomed with a traditional Russian bread and salt ceremony then we were shown to our cabins. Our cabins were on the boat deck which was the top deck. Aunt Sal had cabin number 101 and Nan and Pop Peter and I had cabin 118 so, Aunt Sal was at one end of the corridor near the Lounge and we were at the other end near the swimming pool.
After stowing our luggage in our cabins we met to explore ...