It’s been a few days. Friday I spent most of the day sleeping and that seemed to prevent me from actually getting sick. While I was pretty sure I was headed down hill, the day of sleep left me feeling completely fine. Saturday we visit Петропавловская Крепость (Peter and Paul Fortress). The fortress was built on a small island in the middle of the Neva. It was apparently a very strategic spot to protect the city. We took a short tour of the fortress and then visited a museum on the history of St. Petersburg and visited the oldest mint in Russia. We also walked down to the river and walked along the outside of the wall. We ate in a small café there. After that we walked to the St. Petersburg Mosque. I don’t know much about it but I do know that at the time it was built it was the largest mosque in Europe. I don't know if that has changed since then.
|Peter & Paul Fortress|
|Where the last royal family is buried (including Anastasia)|
|Church on Spilt Blood|
Overall, today was a great day. It was nice to have some good weather and to get to walk around the city a bit more than usual. I think we're going to try to visit some of the other big places in the city every once in a while just to make sure we see everything. Apparently my teacher is in the hospital so I'm not entirely sure when my history classes are going to be continued…