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... way of thinking was introduced as part of the propaganda against the USA during the Soviet times. Americans were made out to be sly and untrustworthy hiding behind their big fake smiles. It has been very difficult to reduce my smiles! I feel like I have a passport photo face when I speak to people...scary for them! I can kind of understand them thinking its a bit weird smiling at complete strangers. If someone walked up to me smiling, I would smile back and ...
Today was mostly a travel day. I took my time getting my stuff together this morning and left Matreshka Hotel around noon. I had to get a couple of metros to get to Leningradsky train station, but eventually I found it with plenty of time to spare. I got the high speed Sapsan train to St. Petersburg. It took about four hours and was a nice ride. I had a seat in a group of four with a table in the middle. I chose this seat hoping that I might meet ...
... left Harold dormant, as mode of transport has ventured now toward ferries, and sleeping arrangements ranging from 4 star hotels to the floor of the ferry (last night). It all began in Helsinki-
Helsinki – Helsinki provided us with the now all too familiar charm of Scandinavian cities. Minus the price tag of Norway (and in the much more wallet friendly Euro) and plus the beaches that scatter its coast. Our first afternoon was leisurely spent by one of ...
... speaks no English and I no Russian. I have the technology. I speak into my phone and it translates into Russian. Impressed, she replies in Russian and I have the words in English. The conversation was “When is dinner?”…….”Eve ning”, she replies. Who'd have thought. There’s a warm bottle of beer sitting by the window but I’d like an ice cold refreshing pint after slogging about St Pete’s. Point to warm bottle of ...
St Isaac's Cathedral with its war damage.
The Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the worlds largest freestanding monument.
The Embassy area.
We walked the major canal paths.
We found some "grand"toilets.
We saw another statue of Pushkin.
We rubbed the feet of the giant marble Atlas statues supporting the entry to the New Hermitage.
Sasha's tour really was great and gave us a wonderful list of things we should do and see while ...