We have straddled the European/Asian border (but with any Vodka, pity) – it was a lot of fun with the cabby who only charged us about $30 for 2-3 hours and we used him because there was a bit of rain and the day did not look good. Only had a few light showers but mostly just a bit of wind.
Went off to where the Tsar Nicholas II was murdered in 1918 – just stunning – a church has been erected for him, the Tsarina, each of the 3 daughters and the son who probably would not have reached 20 anyhow because of his acute haemophilia.
The Tsar’s church burned down a couple of years ago so it is being rebuilt and they are all made of wood.
Got a good shot of a squirrel in the park this afternoon whilst we were enjoying a walk around the town and some photos will be loaded when we have Wi-Fi again.