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St. Petersburg, Part II

In Asia, Mystery Trip, Russia on October 8, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Peter the Great's resting place

Palaces and more palaces, it seems like there was always another one to visit.  We interspersed these visits with more walks through the city, a trip to the Peter and Paul Fortress, eating, finding good coffee and croissants, and climbing the stairs to our hostel at least 3 times a day.  Physically exhausting?  Yes.  Worth it?  Absolutely.  I’d go back and do it all over again.

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St. Petersburg, Part I

In Asia, Mystery Trip, Russia on October 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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St. Petersburg is the most romantic, beautiful, and magnificent city I’ve ever been to.  Five days of constant walking and sightseeing was nowhere near enough time to take it all in.  The sights and sounds were overwhelming, all were amazing, and it became impossible to distinguish one great day from the next.  Fortunately my camera kept it in order and looking back at it with time to spare reminds me again of how magical it was.