St Petersburg


I’ve been joined by my girls for a holiday in St Petersburg, we’ve had the last 5 days together to look around the city. It’s been a great few days, we’ve been very busy doing touristy things and consequently I haven’t had time to update the blog. In that time, quite a few people have mailed me or commented asking if I’m OK!

I didn’t realise I was being followed so closely, but it’s quite touching – thank you all for your concern! No need to worry, the worst that happened to me was being ripped off by a taxi from the airport (but me being me I’m still struggling to let that one go!). I will be updating as per usual from here on in, now that the girls are safely at the airport.

The weather has turned, after a few sunny days it was distinctly cold this morning. In the picture you can see a couple of brave faces in front of the aptly named winter palace. The palace has over 1000 rooms, 1800 doors and 100 staircases. It’s over a mile in circumference and houses the Hermitage museum.

It’s been great to see Jenny and Alice and a welcome break from life on the road. I plan to leave Russia via Murmansk, where tomorrow’s forecast is for highs of 4°C and lows of 0 – it’ll certainly be hard to get moving again!! Brrrr!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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  1. Nice to hear from you again Mark,pleased to hear Jenny and Alice arrived safely and enjoyed .The Russian experience, make sure you wrap up well for the next stage of your journey, motorcycling in
    cold weather conditions can be really hard work.
    Love Dad

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