I don’t know why I am always nervous when there’s a border to cross. We left Helsinki at 7am and arrived at the Finland border first to depart the EU. Then we continued about a quarter mile and came upon the Russian border. We all had to get off the bus, go through a line at Customs and sign some little form. Thankfully there were no issues so we went through okay, it just took a long time to get through everyone. The bus had to get checked out as well, then we were able to board the bus again in the Russian side. Once we finished it took another two hours to arrive to St Petersburg.
St Petersburg is stunning. So many beautiful buildings to see. Thankfully I’ll be here a bit to see how much I can squeeze in! Today I had the opportunity to spread a bit of Chris’s ashes in a beautiful green area in front of a river! It was near a bench and surrounded by green trees, very picturesque!
In the evernjng I went to a show of Russian Folklore. It was AMAZING!!! Very impressive dancing and gorgeous costumes! I had a great time!!!