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... walk from our accommodation it was off to find a money machine. We have discovered on arrival in Prague they have there own currency, the "crown" and do not use Euro. Hence most of us didn't have the right currency. It wasn't to far to find a money machine. That done we headed to a restaurant just down the street. Vinograf Wine Bar it was called and we had a beautiful meal and wines to compliment our food choices. The guys heading to Auschwitz train was ...
... card being nonchalantly swallowed up by a faulty ATM at London Victoria and myself being stranded in the middle of a country that will toss me in jail and swallow the key should I be discovered wandering around without a visa. I mean, if I was British, I could almost expect someone to kick up a fuss but let's face it, who really cares about the Belgians!? They're probably dusting off a pallet for the floor of my cell as we speak; wiping off the ...
Of particular note were the many thrones
and the parquet flooring
A variety of chandeliers abound
As we were passing through one room, a strange man stopped us and pointed to a wall where there were a number of small works, including an animal with ...
The first port we docked
in after leaving South Hampton was St. Petersburg. To be allowed into Russia,
we either needed a visa (which costs roughly $250 U.S.) or had to be on a
Semester at Sea sponsored trip. As I was in the game of saving money and was on
a time crunch, I choose to do school sponsored trips. These consisted of a
“City Orientation via the Neva Canal”, a walking tour of the Market and the
Metro, and a trip to ...
... a wooden house in the Dutch style built in 1708 for Peter the Great and his family. This was replaced in 1711 by a stone building, the remains of which formed the foundations of the Hermitage Theatre. Parts of this original palace have now been restored and are open to the public.
Empress Anna Ioannovna was the first of Peter's descendants to reconstruct the palace. In 1731, she commissioned Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the recently appointed court architect ...