Gulf of Finland

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18 travelers at this place:

  • Day27

    Heading for St Petersburg

    July 14, 2017 ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    We have been cruising the Baltic for the last few days. We loved Visby the main city on the island called Gotland which is part of Sweden. The houses were lovely with cobblestoned streets and all the shops had fabulous elegant clothes and there were shops that just sold wrapping paper with gorgeous patterns . There was a candy shop with every possible sweet and IKEA like shops with modern furnishings. Problem is no room in the luggage. The next stop was Turku a past capital of Finland 🇫🇮 but we thought it was not that interesting. Today we berthed in Helsinki Finland which was lovely with beautiful historical buildings as well as lively Summer markets full of just picked berries and flowers. We went out on an old Viking sailing ship across the harbour. It was fine but cold in the wind . Tomorrow morning we arrive in St Petersburg which promises to be the highlight of the trip. We are there for three days as there is lots to see. Just made a major faux pas at dinner telling this wealthy American that I didn't approve of Trump and his disrespect for women then I realised he had the brushed back white hair an arrogant manner and a much younger dolly faced blonde Ukrainian lady with him Whoopsie 😖It became clear he thought Trump was quite ok ahhhh!!! Anyway folks off to bed . It is ten o'clock but the sun still hasn't quite set ... very confusing for us.

    Love to all special kisses 😘 for the little ones. Hey I forgot to say we had reindeer for dinner Delicious but think the grandies might be horrified. Bette said Blitzen tasted 👍


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  • Day30

    Left St Petersburg

    July 17, 2017 ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Have set sail again after three wonderful days in St Petersburg. Called the Venice of the north it is an opulent and beautiful city. The palaces, art and gardens are on a scale we had not imagined. Our first day we spent in a private car with our own guide Maria. We saw many cathedrals and squares and many of the inner city buildings and museums. This was so easy with a driver dropping you at the door of every place and getting in before the crowds. Some of these places have literally thousands of searing crowds of tourists . Two other days we went on Silversea tours which are door to door excursions . You could easily spend a lot more time here. One interesting comment I asked our guide today what the Russian people think of Trump and she said we all call him our President as Putin wanted him there so that's why he is there. Ha !!! Very interesting! We have tomorrow in Estonias capital Tallin and then we leave the ship the next day in Stockholm. Tonight we had a great concert by the 6 singers who have performed through the week Opera Beatles Stones and disco music great talent we just love.All the staff came onto the stage tonight so we could thank them for their out of this world service. We want to bring Sudy our butler home as he has been so kind.Both well . Had some physio on my back today as I discovered one of the beauticians in the spa is a physio from Amsterdam. It seems to have helped a bit. Must get some sleep raining outside and ship rocking a bit but not too bad . Love to all
    Barb& Bette
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Gulf of Finland, Finnischer Busen, Finnischer Meerbusen, Finska Viken, Finskiy Zaliv, Golfe de Finlande, Somu Jūras Līcis, Soome Laht, Suomenlahti, Suomijos įlanka, Suomių įlanka

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