This will be my last summary post on Russia, I'll try to wrap up the last two days and a little of the flight back, and then anything else I post will just be musings if I think of something I'd previously forgotten (which is probably a lot of stuff to be honest).
I actually just posted out a bunch of gifts for people today, and I've sent postcards to my family in Australia. I'll give you guys your gifts when I see you as I'll have to explain what they are and where I got them. My friends in the US though (Nezu, Seijikat, Emily and Ana) you guys should get a package in a few weeks time. :3
So without further ado, on to the last couple of days of our trip!
With the Hermitage seen we decided to go through our options for the last couple of days, there were still a few things on our list we hadn't seen such as the Blockade Museum and other little tidbits, but we ended up deciding on the Museums of Ethnography and Zoology (two separate places) for reasons which I'm sure will become apart in the description.
Setting out we jumped on the Metro again and took a few stops down to the other side of the river than we'd been on a few days before, we knew we had a bit of a walk ahead of us but what started out being a 20 minute walk turned into almost an hour when we ended up taking a wrong turn and walking 20 minutes in the wrong direction. We became a bit suspicious when we hadn't hit the river and instead seemed to be walking into an industrial zone with nothing more around than the only real pedestrian light crossing we'd seen in the entire time we'd been in Russia.
We trekked back and thankfully managed not to slip over again on the sheets of ice along the footpath, but decided after being out for so long in the cold that it was time for a little lunch. We thus stopped at the first place we could find, the KFC near the station we'd started off from, which turned out be somewhat amusing when a homeless man walking in, asked the cashier for a freebie, then stole someones drink and walked out again while I was ordering.
Warmed up again we took off in the right direction this time and it wasn't long before we were wandering along the river and found ourselves walking past the sphinxes. Unfortunately my shots of them didn't turn out properly, but Mon may have gotten a shot in her stuff yet to be posted.
I did however grab a cute shot of Mon squishing her face when I turned to snap her picture( Click for more pictures and wordsCollapse )