As it was Sunday we decided to make our way to Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral and attend an orthodox service.
As this was our last full day in Saint Petersburg we decided to just sort of soak it in. We checked out the Armenian Church on Nevisky Prospekt.
Once we’d walked down the Nevsky Prospekt we decided to follow one of the more picturesque canals and see where it took us. I think this was our favorite walk as it meandered through a quiet part of town where there were beautiful gardens, picturesque buildings and a very relaxed atmosphere.
We spent several hours just walking around and enjoying our new favorite treat – the Maxibon. It’s this ice cream thing that’s half ice cream sandwich half klondike bar. Pretty delicious on a hot day. We also spent a couple of hours buying souvenirs and doing some early Christmas shopping. We enjoyed a traditional Russian dinner complete with cold borscht. Scotty also managed to get some great shots of palace square at night.
It’s our last night in Saint Petersburg and the last days have been very full. It’s been an amazing, eyeopening and thought-provoking experience. Tomorrow we return to Estonia and will be spending a couple nights in Tallinn before heading to Helsinki. This trip is crazy.