Daily Archives: December 25, 2018

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation, Day 10 (Helsinki, Finland)

By | December 25, 2018

Friday, August 24 brought us to Helsinki, Finland. We had no issues whatsoever getting off the ship, unlike the Grand Guignol folly back in St Petersburg. Our Finland “exclusive tour” was another bus tour to see the sights… both in Helsinki, proper, and in the quaint little town of Porvoo a half hour away to the east. Oh,… Read More »

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation, Day 9 (St Petersburg)

By | December 25, 2018

Thursday, August 23 saw us still in St Petersburg — Day 9 of our vacation and day 5 of our cruise. We spent the day back onshore, dragging around St Petersburg and environs looking at gilt. The Russians of the Russian Empire period never saw anything they didn’t want to cover in gold leaf. We spent the morning at a… Read More »