Saint Petersburg Travel Blog› entry 4 of 4 › view all entries
Pskovâ€¦ They took us to Pechory Monastery. Once again this monastery was founded in caves, so we had a walk around there. That afternoon they took us to a traditional Russian Banya (Sauna/steam room) basically you sit in a very small very hot room until you canâ€™t stand it anymore, then you run down to the lake and jump in.
The next day we headed for St Petersberg, where the first entertainment was Swan Lake! Unfortunately we werenâ€™t as cultured as we were trying to be and so didnâ€™t really understand what was going on. It was a good experience, but not one that any of us are planning on repeating any time soon.
The next day we headed into the city centre for a bus tour. Unfortunately the traffic was against us and we spent most of the morning stuck in traffic.
The last day in St Petersburg we visited Peter and Paulâ€™s Fortress, St Isaacâ€™s Cathedral and then had some famous Russian beef stroganoff for lunch, then headed to Peterhof, the summer palace and gardens of Peter the Great, which are filled with gravity powered fountains, and lots of gold statues etc.
That night being the last night we had to go out with a bang, so we had booked a big night out, starting with a boat tour on the canals and rivers of the city, where we started on the vodka, then headed to a nightclub, which had strippers as well ï¿½ï¿½" where things got a little bit crazy! We definitely finished the last night with a bang!
So that was the end of Russia, back to Cambridge and the joys of work.