As a young man, there were many world destinations I had hoped to visit in my lifetime. But while growing up, I never thought I’d ever get to Russia, let alone the historic city of St. Petersburg. It was closed off to the west, and we thought it always would be. That is, until the iron curtain fell in 1989. Nancy and I chose this Baltic cruise specifically because St. Petersburg was a two day port-of-call, and the excursions would take us into the heart of the city and its amazing sites. And, despite lousy weather, we were not disappointed.
See St. Petersburg, Russia in the Travels/Baltic Cruise 2009 section of this blog.