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Nach zwei ohne Komplikationen verlaufenen Flügen bin ich gestern Nachmittag gut in St. Petersburg angekommen. Am Flughafen empfangen wurde ich von einem netten Herrn ohne jegliche Englischkenntnisse, was ihn jedoch nicht davon abhielt, mir irgendwelche Dinge zu erklären. Überhaupt ist es hier üblich, einfach russisch auf einen …
... waiting for us when we arrived, working air conditioning, and breakfast in bed the next morning, which consisted of pancakes with jam, chocolate cake and freshly squeezed orange juice. We all hung out in the dining car—students, 3 of my professors and even two of our deans and drank wine and laughed and had a great time. I felt like we were on the Hogwarts express or the Trans Siberian Railroad, which I would love to ride one day.
The next morning, I arrived back on ...
I woke up this morning, having had an awesome night sleep, to be honest nothing could have been worst then the night I stayed in Moscow. I was greeted with a hot cup of tea and pancakes for breakfast. The train was about an hour from St. Petersburg so there just enough time to eat breakfast and get ready to depart. I hadn't eaten my food pack last night so I took it with me for lunch or something later on. When the train pulled into the station, I let ...
... absolutely stunning. Sat up talking to Bob and Randy, the two American gentlemen staying here, until after 1am. They're both very interesting guys. They've been coming to Russia for over 15 years so they have a lot of experience to tell. Plus Randy (who has 5 university degrees) has been heavily involved in American politics over the years so we've been having great discussions about the state of politics in our countries. But it did mean I got to bed a lot later than I intended.
... and more tours of
cathedrals and palaces. We rode the subway system around town for
part of the day. . . .what a ride! The subway is not only the
furthest underground in the world (over 300 feet deep), but, built
with marble and decorated with mosaics. We visited Yusopov Palace and
witnessed a vivid interpretation of the surprisingly long and
agonizing murder of Rasputin. We drove outside of town and were
amazed to see the meticulous restoration ...