The trip was great and the weather turned out to
be beautiful. Gulia was
an excellent guide and a lot of fun to be with. In addition to being very
knowledgeable about the area, she has a good sense of humor (or at least a
lot of patience to put up with me teasing her).
I think Peterhof was my favorite. It's very peaceful there but the
Hermitage and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are the most impressive. I also
liked the Russian Church of Spilled Blood for the way it looked. Actually,
just sitting at one of the sidewalk cafes along Nevsky Prospect and
watching the people go by was interesting. Lots of beautiful women but if
I was 20 years younger I would be going back to chase Gulia.