When you travel, it always seems you’re just getting familiar with how things work when you’re off somewhere else, to start the learning curve all over. By now we’re comfortable with St. Petersburg, know how to get places, how to convert rubles to dollars.
We have mastered the amazingly deep (86 meters at its deepest station) and efficient subway (we never had to wait even a minute for a train). A word on the subway, the stations are palatial and very clean.
The escalators seem to go on forever. And, back to full employment, there is a tiny booth at the bottom of each with a very bored person in uniform sitting there–I guess in case you need help with something.
In any case, now that we know our way around, we’re leaving for Prague.