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St Petersberg

A bit of a rest day

sunny 23 °C
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Margaret cracked it yesterday after the huge day walking the Hermitage. So we decided to have a rest day.

Today we were thinking how lucky we have been with weather this whole trip. It was a bit drizzly in Baikal but other than that it has been warm and sunny. And again today it is sunny and warm.

Visited some more metro stations in the afternoon - fast becoming our favourite pastime. See more here.



It's sometimes hard to destinguish the palace photos from the station photos. A couple of newer stations are also magnificent. Here is my favourite metro photo from the internet of Obvodny Canal station...


We wandered around a bit in the evening, looking at the lit up buildings and canals.





St Petersberg is absolutly packed with tourists, and they all need a toilet. Yes thats a bus converted to a public toilet (we saw a few of these).


Many tourists come from Baltic cruise ships and only stay a day or two. And as we discovered they stick to the main few streets. Venture out two or three metros stations and it is less touristic. This is where we discovered the brilliant Chito-Gvrito Georgian restuarant. Very authentic and very tasty. Bread and Khachapuri cooked fresh in a tandoor oven. Around $15 for two meals and beer.



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Posted by MikeinCairns 13:21 Archived in Russia

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