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Swamped the bathroom as we expected taking showers this morning! Crazy that a solution to this situation has not been put in place. Breakfast like last night's dinner featured produce grown on this farm. A variety of grass teas provide some interesting taste testing and the beef sausages are very tasty. Surprised to see the apple slice on the breakfast table. Thus was the end result of our cooking demo the previous evening. After breakfast its shoes on and ...
... present day Russia are dramatic in terms of the apparent greater access to the outside world and corresponding improvements in the quality of life for the individual and the significant increase of individual freedom and opportunity. I'm pleased to say that the Russian people are moving in a good direction. I only wish I could say the same about my own country. We left St. Petersburg about 5:00 p.m. and as we approached the open waters of the ...
... were beautifully stunning and intricate. In addition to the eggs was a huge collection of silverware, tea sets, drinking vessels, jewellery, paintings, ornaments... all made for the Tsars and all amazing.
We then went back to St Isaacs to go up the tower for a view of the city. After that was dinner at a Georgian restaurant our guide had recommended which was really yummy.
We finished dinner with perfect timing to pick up our things from the hotel and head to ...
... You almost needed sunglasses inside to see all the gold! sadly we could not take pictures inside. very much like Versaille with receiving rooms, throne room and private apartments. The differnece though was that the czars collected amazing art etc from other countries and displayed it. it felt very international. lots of Chinese art and lots of art from Europe. we then went outside to see what Peterof is probably most famous for....the fountains. Built for Peter ...
... or in Russia's case, a western social scene which deviates from the cultural norm, had set up shop. Great tour and highly recommended.
Back to the hotel for the obligatory snooze before joining the group for an excursion into the burbs to meet up with Svetlana and her family. Svetlana, her husband Sasha and their daughter Nadine, live in a Communal Flat. This was the society norm up until 1991 when the USSR broke ...