Hostel Griboedova, 71
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... royal palace with massive chandeliers, beautiful parquetry floor and it's own theatre. We were treated to a performance of a quartet of 'a Cappella' singers in one of the reception/ballrooms with amazing acoustics. It was very beautiful.
The basement area had been set up to recreate the plot to assassinate Rasputin with wax dummies of the main participants in the actual rooms where the deed was done. As we have had an interest in this aspect ...
... for Dick & beef stroganoff for Jane, neither was too impressive.
Tuesday 17th June
Had an email from the travel agent in Perth claiming the driver here couldn't find us at the bus station & were we lost? Told her all was well.
Another *********** the tourist trail. At 10 am our Russian guide, Tatiana, a trim 50 ish, arrived & off we drove as Tatiana lectured us in almost incomprehensible English ...
... in North America.
Sunday night at midnight we all said goodbye to our student friends we made in St Petersburg and boarded a midnight train headed to Moscow which took roughly 9 hours. I will save the description of the train ride for my next blog post on Moscow to leave you in suspense, but just as a teaser....my roommate Graham and I were crammed into a 6 foot by 10 foot bunk space with our professor for the entire night...and our professor snores. Hello Moscow!
... view of the river. We enjoyed a song done by five young men singing accapella in the dramatic orthodox Russian church style. It started quietly then progressed to a deep gregorian style chant, then they really impressed with their range. It was unforgettable. We checked into our posh hotel and then after a quick supper we left on a river/ canal cruise. ...
... at first, offered us lots of rum, which he kept pouring for a few of us. There was hardly any English between us, although I did manage to work out if he was asking me if I was white, which was swiftly followed by the N word. It was all a bit awkward, we were all a bit confused, but luckily our mini bus arrived. First racist experience done! Yay! :( We've now borded the first overnight train heading to Moscow. We tried to squeeze everyone into one cabin for ...