Saint Petersburg! November 23rd 2009 We traveled to Saint Petersburg not quite in the style of Anna Karenina, but more like an average Russian - in third class! Arriving on an overnight train, but at a reasonable hour of the morning we found our lovely hostel, possibly one of my top rated on this trip.
We spent the afternoon exploring on foot, heading down the main Nevisky street to the river and the hermitage building, winding o ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
I came to Hong Kong in August 2007 with the intention of staying for 9 months...oops I am still here!
After two years I left Hong Kong and went travelling in Asia and Europe for six months, taking the Trans-Siberian railway back to England. We managed to get from Thailand to London with no airplanes!
Then I returned to work in Hong Kong again! I'm a keen photographer and writer, and I hope you enjoy my blogs.
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