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No Cars in This Garage! Moscow

Day 32 – 18th March 2017  – Garage Contemporary Art Museum PHOTOS OF OUR DAY We had promised ourselves slow travel yet here we are irresistibly running across Russia fitting in everything we possible can. Today on our last full day in Moscow we again found ourselves fitting in all we could. This included The […]

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Everything is Bigger in Moscow!

Day 30 – 16th March 2017 Moscow PHOTOS OF OUR DAY Moscow above ground today – and by car! Polina came and picked us up at 10 am for our drive around Moscow with three main destinations. Traffic is slow everywhere so while 3 destinations may not sound like much – it takes most of […]

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Is Moscow as good as St Petersburg?

Day 29  – 15 March 2017 – St Petersburg to Moscow PHOTOS OF OUR DAY A little shock to the system – up at 5am and off to the station to catch the Sapsan fast train to Moscow. It looks like it rained last night and the city is very quiet as we travel the grey […]

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When Too Much Gold Still Isn’t Enough – Add Some Silk! Summer Palace St Petersburg

Day 28 – 14 March 2017 St Petersburg PHOTOS OF OUR DAY Our very knowledgeable guide Anna picked us up and we headed off to Peterhof. – the Summer Palace just outside the citiy in St Petersburg. We drove along the Neva, which looked beautiful in the sunshine, as did the Peter and Paul fortress. […]

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Get back in the coach Alexander!! St Petersburg

Day 27 13th March 2017 St Petersburg PHOTOS OF OUR DAY A day on our own. A rest day. Yet too much to see and do so its breakfast and we are off. First The Church of the Spilled Blood. Excited to visit up close after seeing the beautiful coloured spires from all angles. The spilled […]

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Day in St Petersburg Part 2 – Art and Hipster Heaven

Day 26 12 March 2017 St Petersburg PHOTOS OF OUR DAY After our exhausting but exhilirating morning in the Winter Palace and Hermitage it was a quick lunch and off again. This time a walking tour to explore art and new Russia. Our guide also Anna was herself an entrepreneur and graphic artist who took […]

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Day in St Petersburg Part 1- Hermitage Gold on Gold

  Day 26 March 12th  2017 St Petersburg PHOTOS OF OUR DAY – Winter Palace and Hermitage Whirling eyes, tired soggy brain, throbbing feet, walked off legs but what a day! We travelled from the excessive opulence of the past to the new young modern Russia with entrepreneurs and artists. The day began with an […]

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How many palaces and cathedrals do you need Saint Petersburg?

  Day 27 March 11th 2017 – St Petersburg PHOTOS OF OUR DAY The train rolls into St Petersburg on time of course. We are sad to leave our last long train journey. On the platform a driver holding a placard with our name smiles and as we acknowledge he marches off down the platform […]

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On the rail again! Train Kazan To St Petersburg

 Day 26 March 10th 2017 Kazan to St Petersburg PHOTOS OF OUR DAY After a final forgettable breakfast we decided to hot foot it back to the Kremlin to visit the Tatarstan Museum before our train departure. On the way we went via the Apostle of Peter and Paul Cathedral. One of my (Mel’s) special […]

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Pass the Sauce-Kazan

  Day 24  March 9th 2017 – Kazan PHOTOS OF OUR DAY This morning our guide Ildus – whom we had met briefly the night before – came and collected us at the hotel. We walked to the main square near our hotel with the ubiquitous statue of Lenin. There he told us that we […]

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