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... commentary in excellent English. We learned about the city’s rich history, about Peter and Catherine the Great, lots of other czars and things that happened “during the Soviet times.”
We were surprised by some of her candid political comments, such as when she told us that Putin is so popular among the people that he had won reelection by 147% of the vote.
She also told a joke to illustrate how ...
... 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 ...
... The inside was truly a work of art. I snapped away on my camera but only took a few with my iPhone. My favourite part was the dome, pictures of the 12 disciples were painted around the inside of the dome each separated by a statue. There were also giant chandeliers hanging from a really really high roof, big iron doors with biblical scenes carved into it and a massive Jesus! This place was majestic and I would definitely ...
... the blockade museums about the siege that I knew was nearby. So I crossed back over the Neva on the Troika (trinity) bridge and navigated to the museum...which was also closed! I was not having much luck. I then I thought I'd go visit the Alexander Nevskii Monastery to see the graves of some of Russia's literary and musical greats. I walked along the Fontanka River to Nevskii Prospekt, where I looked at my watch. 4:30pm. **** what time did the cemetery close? ...
... which was established in 1902. Nick, the cheese section was awesome and so was the fish section, the caviar section, the smallgoods area, bakery area and the wine and vodka and the chocolate/sweets areas. Only managed a coffee and cake but hope to get back for more.
Walked through the Grand Palace Arcade past security guards into an arcade of designer goods and 2 standout stores for us. An antique bookshop, with the ...