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... Artie has excellent English, I'd say he has spent a good deal of time maybe in America. I would describe him as 'flamboyant', if you know what I mean, and he has a very wicked sense of humour. Svetlana also has good English - actually all the crew except maybe the housekeeping speak English very well - and boy can she talk. However, every now and again she comes out with absolute classics. An example was, today, we were checking our receivers ...
... not available until 2:00pm & it was 8:30am we intended just dropping off our luggage. I was really impressed that common sense prevailed & the lady said we could have the room immediately. After a well needed shower & a small rest, we set out basically on a long walk to get orientated plus the big attractions are closed on a Monday.
... of St Petersburg and that is in my opinion the only way to see the city. The traffic is at a standstill most of the time, and you see so much more by foot. Jeff and I used this first day as a bit of familiarisation with the city and the sights and tomorrow we will visit a few of the top sights and spend some time looking around, including the Hermitage within the Winter Palace , which was launched as Russia's first public art museum in 1852, and holds over 3 ...
This morning was a bit of a slow start after the late night before and it wasn't til about noon that Katie and I headed out to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Most things don't really seem to get going til about that time anyway as it is still pretty freezing in the mornings. It took us about half an hour to walk to the fortress, over the bridge across the pretty frozen Neva. We passed this beautiful old wooden ship and tried to translate ...
... shakes the pavement. At full height,
Illumined by the pale moonlight,
With arm out flung, behind him riding
See, the bronze horseman comes, bestriding
The charger, clanging in his flight.
All night the madman flees; no matter
Where he may wander at his will,
******* his track with heavy clatter
There the bronze horseman gallops still…”
(The entire poem: http://web.ku.edu/~russcult/culture/han ...