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... door and, bam, there you are. It is always a surprise to see what sort of establishment you have arrived in.
They do have all the usual suspects like Macdonalds and Starbucks, plus their own varieties. On the bus billboards almost every single advert is of some scantily clad model in a bikini soaking up some serious sunshine. This works well in Australia as that's what the weather is normally like but here it just appears to be a cruel tease!
... given nights are very short here. Ivan decided to explore dark alley's, and luckily didn't get jumped. It was about 5 am when we finally crawled into our beds. Sunday was, as expected, a late start. We went back to the Hermitage to cover what we missed the day before. Next we went to see "the bronze Horseman", a statue of Peter the Great. For such a prominent statue you would think that there would be lots of replica little statues. Vlad ...
... spending of public finds so she stopped all the ****. However, as with most people in power with money, she eventually built pretty big digs for her kids and grandkids too. So much for integrity.
Ok, enough royal bashing... We went to check out St-Isaac's Cathedral, the third largest church after St-Peter in the Vatican and St-Paul in London; the church can receive 17,000 devout Christians at once if it can find that many. There were about a ...
... to play football and playgrounds for Nina. We go to the circus and it's very enjoyable. It's always a kids favorite. There are quite a few acrobatic acts and it seems like the Beijing olympic actors have found a new job. Very impressive! Anna and ioan go to the opera. Ioan enjoys it much more than anticipated but you can read that on his blog. The kids are getting used to their new routine and behave pretty well when visiting. They pay attention and show some interest but ...
1: Village/City Discovery
What I loved about Russia is that it is not a one city wonder, in every village or
city you travel to you will find some of the most beautiful hidden gems, great
local bars, and interesting people!
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