Temperature today is 2 deg. No snow, cloud or rain, just gloomy. According to the local, they only have 1hr of sunlight a month during winter.
Today our guide is Olga (due to regulation) There is a local guide while she translates for us. I thought quite a bit of stuff was lost in translation while we visit the Russian museum.
We went Russian museum of Ethnigraphy! It’s much more interesting than the Artikum museum.There are more collections of items and clothing. I finally understand why Christmas star, it is a symbolism of light leading to Jesus Christ, similar concept of having a star on the Christmas tree.
Next we have a short break in this cafe.
Lots of cake to choose from
Local cafe, don’t see any tourist
Cherry, chicken, rabbit and mushroom.
Top crust is nice but generally sweet. Won’t recommend.
Next we proceed to Yusupov Palace by car. I have noticed that all our car are either BMW, Audi or Mercedes
We need to wear this before having a tour in the palace
Choir singing in the palace
The Palace have their own theatre.
I don’t really like our tour guide today because she works without passion. She left us while queuing to get the tickets, left us to collect our own coat, explain very briefly, give us the impression of being more intereted to be elsewhere and giving us the bare minimum. Alex is so much better.
Took a quick bite before going for the choir
Food was lousy and Gary barely touched the spaghetti
Luckily we came early to queue. We got the Christmas choir concert ticket online and discover it by chance.
Church of the spill blood at night
Finally had some time to enjoy the mosaic
The choir was fantastic!!! Even though they are not the best choir I have seen, but I thought Gary and I really enjoy it! The instructor plans the 12 songs really nicely and most of the ppl have the chance to sing solo
The echo from the cathedral was fantastic!
Flight of bumblebee, I laughed till my tummy was aching. Check out the choir instructor trying to hit the bee
Yesterday. What can be better than enjoying this beautiful song in this beautiful cathedral!! 🎫❤️
Love this Finnish folk song
Another short skit of fixing the choir instructor
The very hilarious/creative choir instructor
We end the day with yummy meal from Jamie’s Italian 👍🏻👍🏻
Mushroom pizza, elevated with cane tomato so that the food is closer and appear more appetising
The bill size is quite value for money ~$34.50
Interesting sculpture - women holding up the building
Street view of St Petersburg