LATE AFTERNOON IN SAINT PETERSBOURG

Trip Start Jul 24, 2013
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Trip End Aug 06, 2013


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Flag of Russia  , Saint Petersburg,
Thursday, July 25, 2013

First off I am happy to say that we have arrived safely at the Nevsky Moyka Hotel, no thanks to the driver who was travelling in excess of 100Ks on city streets. He couldn't speak a word of English but did help Jill with her luggage to the locked front gate of the hotel.

The terminal we arrived at was something out of the 50s I would say, but they are renovating it now. There is some major expansion going on at other terminals in the airport. Clearing customs was no problem at all. Hand your passport to the Customs Officer who takes it and wordlessly punches a whole lot of buttons and after a couple of minutes hands it back to you . . . still without a word. On a positive note are bags were waiting for us once we cleared customs and clearance was pretty quick with lots of Officers on hand.

The Dreamliner we thought we were taking was a teaser . . . turned out to be an Eleaur 170. Nice comfy seats on the second leg.

We saw some interesting looking architecture on the drive in . . . a good half hour at breakneck speed. Jill is still recovering from the experience. PLease note the AC (only slightly noisy, but effective) and the wide screen 14" TV above it. The room is small but clean and we are here for only one night.

We are about a 5 minute walk to the Heritage Museum and have tickets to visit there tomorrow. Well, it is time to sign off as we are going to go and find a place for supper.

Oh ya Warsaw airport for a Cafe Americano was 4 Euros. Rivals Pearson's lunch (Burger Frys and a diet pop each . . .$29.00 with tax.

Polish Airways (LOT) were excellent! Very nice meal on the first leg . . . and a nice sandwich on the second leg.
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The Doppleganger on

Glad things are going, like the hi tech A/C. Boys are continuing their winning ways. (not)

Judy and Larry on

Glad you arrived safely, enjoy the mhermitage tomorrow

Millie on

Thanks for including us , I am looking forward to following your journey.

Carol & Jim on

Yes we look forward in also sharing your trip! Take care and stay safe!

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