Wanderlust – Russia: Day 9 of 10

This morning we took the suburban train to a small town called Pushkin. It is about 27 km from St Petersburg and only takes about half an hour of travel by train. We took the train from the Vitbesky railway station to the Tsarskoye Selo station.

Pushkin is a very nice little town. Accordingly the people seem to be extra friendly. I’m so glad that we got the opportunity to visit it!

The main tourist attraction in Pushkin is the Catherine Park and Catherine Palace, otherwise known as the Summer Palace. 

The park is very beautiful – even in winter. Entrance to the park is only charged during summer.

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The palace is magnificent and if I might add very shiny on the inside. It is detinitely worth the visit. The caretakers do a great job – we even had to wear brown slippers over our boots!

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We had lunch in the town and then returned to St. Petersburg. 

We then spent almost an hour in a post office just to get stamps.. We thought that we sometimes have a problem with service delivery in our country but this topped it by far! Luckily we were eventually helped.

Our evening was spent packing since we have an early flight tomorrow and the transfer is picking us up at 6:00.  Good night all!