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... more about Russian's culture. Many Russians have a serious expression on their face but as mentioned earlier, my first contact with the Russian taxi driver already revealed, that they are much more friendlier than they appear on the surface. It took me by surprise when our friend from class, who spent a year in Russia, told me that it might be perceived as arrogant if you laugh. It shows that you feel better than others and that it would be rude. This would explain why an ...
... far back as 1783 and has played to such greats as Mathilde Kschessinska, Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Galina Ulanova, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. I'm sure you're familiar with all of these incredible dancers.
In order to have any money left for the remainder of our trip, we bought tickets in the "less desireable" seating area. But as luck would have it, we ended up with a complete box ...
... lugging 2 heavy suitcases and 2 heavy backpacks up 4 flights of stairs to the 2nd floor,
we decided to go to the store. We got up and went back down 4 flights of stairs and out the huge main gate. We walked to the edge of the street , and waited till' the light for the pedestrians turned green, then looked left, right, left, right, ...
... then was it for sale. I found the whole conversation disturbing because it showed a complete lack of understanding if how the west sees Russia, and also a fearsome belief in Russia's superiority in the world. He described Poland as. Happy little dog barking at an elephant and thereby dismissed a nation as insignificant. Very powerful insight into the Russian psyche, even granting that not everyone will think this ...
First off let me tell you that this may be the last post to the blog for a while as we have been informed that the WiFi gets weaker when we leave Saint Petersburg. I will continue write daily but can only send when the WiFi available. We went to the Hermitage again today, this time with a tour guide who was very well informed. Fortunately, the tour took us to very different parts of the museum which is what we had hoped for. We also had an ...