Monday, 21 February 2011

From Russia with Love

Greetings from St Petersburg!

We arrived at Heathrow at 6am and after a long check-in we were safely on board and very excited for our journey ahead.

When we arrived in St Petersburg it was a mild -20. The girls were well-prepared for the freezing conditions, but nonetheless it was still a shock. The girls were surprised by the nice hotel, but not so much the cheese and egg dinner! However, that was followed by a beef curry, of sorts. After a pleasant first day we looked forward to a packed schedule on Monday.

It is our second day in Russia and what a fantastic day it has been! We saw some amazing sites such as: The Bronze Horseman, the Hermitage, the Political History Museum-where Lenin gave his famous April Thesis (WOW!!) and the Russian Museum. Lunch consisted of some more Russian delights.

We are looking forward to tomorrow in which we will be visiting Nevsky Monastery, Church on the Spilled Blood, the Hermitage and the Kazan Cathedral not to forget the overnight train to Moscow! Hotel Cosmos here we come!

До свидания!

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