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We were very excited, as we went on a cruise ship to Russia!! The ship was called Princess Anastasia. We had our own cabin with 4 beds. We had a buffet dinner with lots and lots of food and we played exploding kittens. Genevieve won the first game.
In the morning we were in St. Petersburg. We had to go through passport control and got a stamp in our passports. Then we did a bus tour with a guide called Yuta. We had lots of stops to take photos. We saw a sphinx and Daddy bought a russian hat. It is very warm.
We saw the Flying Dutchman on the river Neva. And we saw the old port, and the cruiser Aurora. It was used in the Russian Revolution.
We saw the Church of the Spilled Blood, but only the outside.
We saw the Field of Mars and the eternal flame.
We saw St. Isaac’s Church. It had massive doors.
Then we went to the Winter Palace. This is where the Tsars used to live, and is now a museum. There was so much to see. Famous artworks and even the rooms had beautiful painted walls, floors and ceilings. It was amazing. My favourite was the peacock clock. Daddy liked the ceilings, Genevieve liked lunch. Mummy liked the lapis lazuli table, it was blue.
We bought a matryoshka doll with 7 dolls in it, and a smaller one with 3 dolls in it for Genevieve and I to paint ourselves! Then we went back to the boat and that night we went back to Helsinki.