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... was only one room where photography was prohibited, and in Russia, I'm forgoing my usual habit of flaunting rules like this.
The walls of the Amber Room are covered in mosaics created with large and small pieces of amber. The artistry was truly amazing and beautiful.
This was the only room in the palace was a re-creation, because the original amber could not be recovered. Our guide said there is now such ...
... by word of mouth and turns into a game of telephone. Everyone seemed pretty nervous that it would be dangerous, but I don’t really understand what everyone was getting so worked up about. Semester at Sea would never let us go if it put us in danger. In fact, we had a special briefing early in the morning before the ship was cleared, with a very nice diplomat who came on board to talk to us about any concerns and to answer questions. He said not to worry and that he felt that ...
... to go through Belarus. In the next 10 minutes a mad rush of events took place which set me on course down a rather dodgy path. The conductor had a bit of a barney with a co-worker to discuss what to do. I don't understand any Russian but I think the gist of the conversation was one of them saying 'we can't let him on he doesn't have a visa' and the other saying 'he doesn't need one, it will be ok just let him on and will get ...
... came up to the doorway to take a look as well. I moved out of the way, he said thank you in Russian to which I replied pazhalooista (you're welcome). He then asked me in English if I was Russian and we got talking. His name was Sergei and he was born in St Petersburg, but had been living in France for work for 15 years or so. His English was quite good but he wanted a chance to practice it so he asked me if I'd like to walk around the gardens for a while, to which I agreed figuring it'd ...
... TV and radio); but, feel more freedom as each year
passes. They do respect Putin; but, do not take him very seriously.
People we talked with are impressed that the US elected a black
President as they were well-versed in our segregationist past. But,
they do view him as just another politician.
Day two in St. Petersburg was another
busy day starting with a boat ride through the canals (St. Petersburg
claims a nickname as “Venice of the ...