7-31-2015 - St. Petersburg, Russia

Posted on Fri 31 July 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with Russia, St. Petersburg • 4 min read

Today we were again in St. Petersburg. I will start describing today from when we met our guide outside the cruise terminal. We first drove to a souvenir shop where the travel company headquarters was located (it appeared that the sublet space from the souvenir shop). The lady who was …


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7-30-2015 - St Petersburg, Russia

Posted on Thu 30 July 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with Russia, St. Petersburg • 3 min read

Today is our second day in St. Petersburg. After the normal morning activities, we went out to our guide and she took us to a hydrofoil which we rode out to Peterhov (that's probably very incorrect spelling), the island where the official summer residence of the Czar is located. The …


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7-29-2015 - St. Petersburg, Russia

Posted on Wed 29 July 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with Russia, St. Petersburg • 5 min read

The stereotypes are true. Russia was pretty much as I expected.

If you like Russia, Putin, Socialism, Communism or Obama (specifically his foreign policy or, really, lack thereof), you should probably not read my posts about Russia.

When we looked out into the city from the 11th deck where the …


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