Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cruising in Russia

On board Viking Truvor today, sailing between Saint Petersburg and Moscow--at the moment (Saturday noon in Russia) the ship has just passed through a lock and entered Lake Onega. Saint Petersburg was a great experience: a full day's tour of The Hermitage, half day visits outside the city to the Palace of Catherine the Great and to Peterhof, home of Catherine's grandfather, Peter the Great, then touring the city itself by motor coach and by canal boat. Plenty of canals here and lots of great sights. Fantastic food and good accommodations on board Truvor--and I have Internet access, thus this post is coming to you from  Russia. Later today we've scheduled a small town visit to a banya, Russian style sauna complete with birch twigs for pounding the skin!

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