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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the host I gave up and walked the streets of Saint Petersburg for about two hours. I walked most of Nevsky, the main boulevard. I then circled back via palace square and the church of the savior on the spilled blood. I also swung by the local liquor store and bought some local brew. The cashier offered to open if for me, but I declined as I've been conditioned not drink on the streets.
Started the day with some blinys, ...
... translation services. Not to mention even if the opera was in English my attention span would probably face a challenge with sleep...people were nodding off left and right as an opera is not exactly a Zenit football game.
Sunday a group of us decided to experience the Russian "banya". For those who don't know, Russian's will all go to these public bath-houses called "banya's", basically get naked and then go inside these super hot steam rooms. The Banya ...
... in a political coup, would become Catherine the Great and rule for over 34 years as the Empress of Russia. She wasnt a great beauty, but she was smart and she made sure that the people and the right political families liked her and would work in her favor.
- The palace was occupied by the Nazi's during the Siege of Leningrad and they did significant damage to the building as they were decamping after the siege. The whole middle part of the palace had to be ...
... saved Tommie's life you can be assured of that. The better standard of facilities could now be monitored by Eddie and Hien themselves and even could insist on actions to be taken by the staff - Vietnam is a country were money talks!
Where are we now?
After Tommie was transferred from intensive care he was placed in his new clean room and now received more intensive care - in real terms- by the staff and his parents. The result was that, ...
14 June 2013
My last day in Moscow. I had decided to visit the " Museum of the Great Patriotic War" In other words “The Second World War”. Slowly you get used to all these sights as I have seen similar museums the world over but, I suppose everyone want to tell their own story to their inhabitants, and perhaps the very fact that these museums do exist may have prevented a few wars. 25 years ago we were ...