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Today a cultural day. Our Russian hotel lady has prepared breakfast and I make her smile repeatedly with my clumsy efforts to speak Russian.
As usual I have arranged good weather, and with the TV garbling in Russian, the sun coming into the kitchen area where we eat, and some hard boiled eggs on my plate I feel St.Petersburg definitely has charm.
Half an hour later we are at the gate of the Hermitage - but still more than an ...
... also would satisfy our visa requirements.
The first day of our tour we met our tour guide Elena and hopped on a bus towards Catherine's Palace (also known as her summer palace) which is about an hour outside of St. Petersburg. The palace was commissioned by Peter the Great for his wife Catherine the 1st and was built as a tribute to her as well as to serve as her summer residence.
The outside of the palace is painted a ...
... night to wake up at 5:00 to find the train station to get to St. Petersburg this morning (let's say we had a rough time) and found our way to our new hostel- I think they consider this our "room" but I'm pretty sure that's being extremely generous. We headed out to find Kazan Cathedral today and also enjoyed a piano and violin concert at the Mariinsky Theater (we also had a rough time finding this-made it with a minute to spare!) Tomorrow we have big plans to see the Winter ...
... and was interspersed frequently with hilarious bouts of humor. The link to it on IMBD is below:
On Friday, we finished up our course with a tour of the museum of the defense and siege of Leningrad. For those of you who don't know, during World War II, St Petersburg was surrounded by Nazi forces within two weeks of the German's declaration of war towards Russia. The city was completely cut off from all ...
... falsely) assumed that he was plotting against his father. The stories about the Romanoffs is not a particularly inspiring one. They did some great things for the arts and architecture, but it's easy to see how much money was spent under their tenure, and we can only wonder how all this money was raised. But they were also plotting against each other, and it seems there were more illegitimate children than there were within marriages. And this seems common to pretty ...