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... Turkey, so many years ago, before their were any tourists, over the hills of Troy. The feeling to be a new Schliemann, to explore the area. Again, so many leads in culture, history, literature and geography come together.
I will not try to describe more of the museum. May it be sufficient to know that we almost spent the night there, because we almost missed the lady who told us to leave.
And now I lay on my bed with sore ...
The Hermitage is the pride of St. Petersburg and a must see for anyone who visits this wonderful city. It is one of the oldest museums in the world, originally founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 and open to the public since 1852. It houses around 3 million items (only about 10% are displayed at a time) and is home to the world’s largest collection of paintings. One of the things that was so striking about the Hermitage was the ...
... became popular as not only was I American, but also the only foreigner there. The questions Russians (and most people for that matter) ask is,"why are traveling to Russia?" My usual response is because no one else does. The next question is where are you going and for how long. As most of you know this is a question with a long answer, but I patiently answer it multiple times as the evening progresses. During the night met a few interesting ...
... to top tax-payer in Russia (try bringing that mentality to the US, can you say end of government shutdown). Rosneft, has an incredibly interesting history; it was created in 1993 as an oil exploratory company but remained quite small and insignificant until it managed to buy all of Yukos' (The biggest oil company in Russia) assets for pennies on the dollar. How did this happen? Mikhail Khordorkovsky, the founder of Yukos and ranked at the time #16 on forbes list ...
... where we get in an hour before the general public .. wow! And other palaces and general sites. I hope we're up to the very full schedule in St Petersburg for the next 3 days. Unfortunately, a hydrofoil canal cruise which is normally available had to be cancelled because of heightened security for the G20 Summit. Timing is everything!! And ours was off this time. We have seen these hydrofoils, and they look amazing. Oh ...