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... Russia through my own eyes and not just with the stereotypes known for Russia and its citizens. I went there with some prejudices but also with an open mind and could get rid of some of the prejudices, while others stayed.
In some situations this study trip put me outside my comfort zone and I grew from experiences such as being lost in a subway system in a country where I can neither read nor speak the language.
Most of my learning goals were achieved and I ...
... won favor with the Tsar's family through his alleged supernatural powers. His control over the decisions of the family and the Russian ruler himself, put him in a potentially manipulative position and posed a very real threat to their power. Consequently, Rasputin was murdered at the Yusupov Palace on the night of December 16-17 1916, and his death proved to be an almost greater mystery than his life had been.
The last stop for today was the ...
... bus). This was a rather disappointing purchase as the first time we got off the bus was the last we ever saw of it (despite hanging around with a group of tourists for nearly two hours waiting for the 'every 20 minutes' bus to collect us to continue on our journey). We still made the most of the day and walked as much of the bus route as we could manage. We saw the stunningly beautiful 'Church of the Spilled ...
... Wednesday) unless booked. Great! So, we drove off again and went to find the tower, to get the great view! By this time, it was getting late in the afternoon, and it had been raining, and there was quite a thick fog… and no view.. and the tower was closed because of the weather. Of course!
It was clearly time for coffee! So we located some caffeine, and sat down to make plans for the evening. We all wanted to try some "traditional" food, and asked the waitresses for ...
... 1700’s and the wealth of the industrial age of the 1800’s. Free wifi is seemingly everywhere, as if to announce to the world that the Soviet period of conformity and shortage is gone forever.
We arrive after a stop in Munich and check into our luxurious and funky hotel, the Domini Prestige, at about 6 pm. It is the season of the “White Nights” where sunset late in the evening and true darkness never falls. At 11 pm it is bright as ...