John and Glendas trip to France and Russia travel blog


Time for a coffee

Rock church


On the cruise

On one of the nearby islands


Boat cruise

Music in the streets

Reindeer for dinner

Yesterday worked out ok despite the Trump Putin interruption. Many streets and major tourist areas were closed off but our city tour was able to negotiate the closed off areas and take us to many highlights. We finished the day with a traditional meal - fish soup followed by reindeer meat on mashed potatos with berries.

Today everything was back to normal and we had a free day. We decided to do a three island hop on hop off cruise which was very good. The hot weather continues to follow us around - the locals say this hot weather is most unusual. We have been away for more than a month now and only seen the odd sprinkle of rain on a couple of days. Temperatures have generally been mid thirties to high twenties where ever we go.

Tomorrow we travel by train to St Petersburg and start our cruise towards Moscow. This may be our last post for some time as we don't know whether we will have wi-fi on the boat.

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