Trip Start Oct 22, 2013
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Day 1, first day on tour and we begin in St Petersburg, Russian capital of culture (or should that be 1001 museums). Yep, when it's cold outside, there's nothing better than a stroll around a museum with hundreds of school kids and the obligatory busload of Japanese Tourists.
We chose the crown jewel of the city's museums in The State Hermitage Museum, home to hundreds of pieces of art, including many by the great masters including Da Vinci, Rembrant, Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Matisse.
But other museums on offer in this great city include the Museum of Atheism (ironically housed in a former cathedral), the Museum of Russian Arcade Games and the Museum of Erotica - hopefully shorter queues of school kids at the latter...
In other news, St Petersburg has been hosting the World Combat Games 2013 (18-26 October) with athletes spotted everywhere. Sadly Team GB seems to be lacking the support witnessed last summer, but we've at least found the local "hockey club"...
Phil and Mups x