Was that enough of a "travelogue break" for you? Ready for more St. Petersburg coverage? Because. . . Here . . .
we. . .
On our last evening in St. Petersburg, my sister and I went through Russian Immigration one. more. time. and boarded (yet another) tour bus and then . . .
climbed aboard a canal boat for a trip through St. Petersburg's canals. . .
and out into the Neva River (which empties into the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea).
This was, hands down, our favorite thing of all the things we did in St. Petersburg!
And it wasn't because of the vodka . . .
(poured and served here by Dmitri)
Or the fresh salmon (and caviar, too!). . .
Or even the champagne toasts out on the river!
No. We just loved seeing St. Petersburg . . . from a river view!
And the bridges!
So many . . .
Our little canal boat passed under so many bridges on our 2-hour tour that I lost count. The clearance was incredibly low on some of the bridges (DUCK!)
This little sign was posted on the boat:
And . . . in case you can't read Russian. . . here's the English translation:
They aren't kidding.
We even had entertainers on our boat! Russian "folkloric" singers. They also danced around and played the accordian . . .
and some of us (ahem. . .) got to play along on this nifty Russian noise-maker instrument! (No rehearsal required!)
It was such a lovely way to wrap up our time in St. Petersburg!
Such a beautiful city!
Especially from a RVR VU!