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... which is why I am sitting with my feet up.
The church in the fortress is where most of the Romanoff Czars are buried including the last one. Plenty of going as you can see.
I have been asked about food and the truth is I have been living on two meals a day as I have been so busy. Trouble is I get very hungry about one in the morning and I will not order room service. I motor my ...
... calmly and efficiently ... but it must take its toll.
6. Be open to new people and new experiences-- even though you're tired and/or don't think you'd like them.
This is something I really need to take to heart as, being somewhat introverted, I tend to do the opposite. But the people we've met - the guests on board, the Russian staff-- guides etc, the places we've seen -- have really enriched us.
One woman I'd usually ...
... its legendary sites.
Within minutes we came across the St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, famous for its symphony orchestra recital of Reinhold Gliere's "The Hymn to the Great City", a moving composition which praised the heroic defence of the Siege of Leningrad.
Closeby is what is regarded as the most luxurious five-star hotel in St Petersburg, the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. Opened in 1875, the hotel was one of the great ...
We're in Russia!! Hurrah!! I was a little nervous on the train from Helsinki, just because you never know what might happen. This wasn't helped by the Finnish passport control man flicking through Matt's passport several times saying he couldn't find Matt's entry stamp into Europe. "It's not here" he insisted, "It is there" Matt and I insisted, "I've seen it, can I have the passport and I'll find it". Finally he gave us the passport and I found it ...
... rucksack on your back and whilst trying to figure out the cyrillic signs! The first few days in St Petersburg were a bit of a culture shock. We could communicate very little with anyone and most people that we did talk to didn't smile at all and either their tone of voice sounded like they were irritated with us or they were blatantly barking something in Russian at us! To begin with I just couldn't understand them at all because they seemed so cold ...