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St Petersburg by CarlT on 24 May 2007 9:46pm
Have just come back from StPetersburg, and what a beautiful and historic city it is.

I loved going to some of the places MP went to 16 years prior to my visit, including where he set off the noon day gun on St Peter and St Paul Fortress and visiting the cemetery where the composers are buried

Would loved to have found the place where he encountered the great vodka buying episode, but can assure everyone who is going that vodka in abundance and very very cheap lol
Re: St Petersburg by christophertravels on 2 June 2007 3:41am
MP also went to Novgorod south of St Pete's. I had the chance to go to both cities two years ago. A great experience. I met an old man on the train to Novgorod, who was thrilled to meet a tourist, on the local train, never any tourists on this train. So thrilled, he invited me to his flat for lunch, then he drove me to my hotel. He spoke almost no English, and I spoke almost no Russian.

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