Hi Russia trip followers!
Tuesday marked the half way point of our Russian adventure! It’s hard to believe that we started traveling one week ago. Time has been flying by, with each day filled with exciting new experiences.
Tuesday was no exception. We began the day with a trip to St. Isaacs Cathedral in St. Petersburg. This gorgeous church is the 4th largest cathedral in the world. It was perfect timing for us to go there, because the day before was St. Isaac’s Day and the day Peter the Great was born. After touring the inside, some of us ventured up to the roof of the cathedral that circled the main dome. The view was definitely worth the 250 steps up to it!
After some people sun bathed in a nearby park, we all decided to take a boat tour. Because of the many rivers and canals going through the city, there are boats everywhere giving tours. We boarded a boat and set off with our guide Max (Hi Max if you went to our site like we told you to!). This was the most perfect day we could have asked for! Not a cloud in the sky, a slight breeze, and 80 degree weather made for a great time to soak up the sun and take pictures as we floated through St. Petersburg.
Next we walked to a little market and got food for a picnic in the park. We relaxed and ate in the grass for a couple hours before walking back to the hotel. We took the metro to visit Jane’s friends Marina and Ura later that night. Marina was a ballerina and gymnast, then a gymnastics coach for many years. Ura has worked as a service engineer for the metro most of his life. They graciously shared their home with us and were open to any questions we had about Russia and their lives. Marina even sang for us before we left!
Overall, it was a fun, eventful, and relaxing day!
Stay tuned for what else we are up to in Russia J