At the end of our Trans-Siberian Railway journey at Moscow we spend a day in Saint Petersburg before flying back to Kuala Lumpur. It is Russia’s 2nd largest city after Moscow. Getting to Saint Petersburg is quite enjoyable as the comfortable train took only 3 hrs. from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. We took a light breakfast and coffee at the restaurant coach and soon we were at Saint Petersburg. We took a taxi to our guesthouse located near the Bronzeman Statue in a block of old apartment. The rooms are small but at least are clean and comfortable and it come with a good breakfast.
We had only 1 afternoon after we arrived. Immediately after check-in, we went out for a walking tour and canal cruise covering most of the city major landmarks. Weather was occasionally bright but mostly too cloudy and gray for taking pictures.
The following morning some of us took a last minute walk thru the city and end up at the “Out Savior on the Spilled Blood’ but unfortunately it was closed for that day. It was drizzling the whole morning making it even more difficult to go round taking pictures but it was soon almost noon and we had to rush back to guesthouse to get ready to depart for the airport. My short impression of Saint Petersburg: is a nicer city then Moscow; the architecture is nice, somewhat with an European touch.
End of the entire Trans-Siberian Railway trip.
Day 19, Fri 10 Oct, KL arrive KL 16.50 pm.