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... Then a light lunch and a farewell to Edison and it was pretty much time to leave. The flight was on-time, arriving back at Heathrow at 17:30. We said farewell to the Maughans once we were all through customs, caught the coach to pick up our car and drove back to reality.
Tomorrow morning we will go and rescue our cat, Cookie from Hazel's cattery where he has spent the last two weeks.
... fountains. The whole system is gravity fed, no pumps required. Amazing.
As you might expect Pete had a pretty nice looking summer cabin, but we chose not to pay the extra to go inside as a full day in the garden is about the minimum needed to see it and the gilded exterior of the palace. The palace and grounds were ...
... a relaxing time of tea and cakes.
It was then time for our last supper and an overnight train back to Moscow. It was “all quiet on the western front” as students slept.
Late slips given: 4
Lost items: Camera, memory card, phone and two students.
Quote of the Day: You mean the lady I have been sitting talking to for the last hour is NOT our tour guide?!
... numerous buildings were constructed for running the fortress. The most impressive of which is St Peter and Paul Cathedral. The xxxx feet high gold spire can be seen for miles around and looks beautiful with the sun reflecting off of it. The cathedral is the resting place of the Romanovs from Peter the Great onwards. All the royals are interred in marble sarcophagi with gilt nameplates. Being able to read Russian came in very handy to identify who was ...
... as it opened. What a bloody massive museum that is. We walked around a bit of it for about 2 hours & had done like one corner, if that. So we decided to choose what to see & then leave. We saw original; Monet's, Matisse, Van Gough's, Picasso's, Gauguin and a lot of other weird stuff. We ended up having a right laugh in there in our uncultured whistle stop tour. You would need a full day or 2 to do it properly & get around all 365 rooms!!! We ...