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... were respectful of the art and other stuff the Czar had and preserved it. The Nazi's on the other hand destroyed it. -There are no Russian made cars left in Russia. Everyone wants foreign cars. -The workers lived outside the city but were moved into the homes of the nobility after the revolution. They had one family to a room and shared one bathroom and a large kitchen. Apparently they all got along just fine, even though they didn't know each other when ...
It is raining today and I am taking the day off. Well I did take a short 2 mile walk. At least bringing an umbrella wasn't a waste of time. But my feet and legs are tired and I finally got a couple blisters from all of the walking. Brought the athletic tape so I'll just tape up my feet and I'll be ready to go tomorrow to haul the luggage the near mile to the train station. Shouldn't be too bad.
So my friend Dzanna came by a couple days ...
... worth it). Our tickets were literally in the back row, but we could see everything. We saw "Kings of Dance" which was an all-male, modern ballet. It was so amazing. The performance featured some of the best male dancers in the world, and it was very obvious that they were. So so good! Definitely worth the price!
Sunday was the last day. We went to Peterhof palace in the morning. Peterhof is known for the gardens, since at the ...
... to get tickets to a European Circus - ie one without animals. It was like the Cirque du Soleil in a way, and retold the story of the Nutcracker in a slightly updated form. The ticket was free for me, so I decided I may as well go - what did I have to lose? The interpretation was a bit strange, but wow, you wouldn't believe the acrobatics. We were all gasping as the performers seemed to almost drop from the top of the tent. They made it look so easy, but I ...
... a few others' offers and won the place. It costs around $785 per month, but for two rooms and two people near the university, it is a great deal.
The apartment looks like something out of a Pushkin novel. It is an extremely old building, easily pre-Soviet, so it is not exactly up to Western standards. The furniture is all antique and the apartment is littered with antique tinkers and objects. The walls are ugly and many ...
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