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... amp; Geophysics Institute and guided by a very flamboyant lady geologist see some of the brilliantly coloured semi-precious stones some of which are unique to Siberia.
We did have an opportunity to visit the Jewish community centre. The centre, a brand new building opened in August 2013 is in a side street very close to the centre of the city – Lenin Square. Around 6000 Jews have registered with the community centre, but the ...
... gilet, till Japan's 30degs. Lunch. A with services ticket has signed me up to three meals-not sure how that works with two full days, but I have so much food it won't matter. The Dutch (I think) couple opposite turned down all offers, but I heard the word goulash and was in. I will now worry about them-they have food, I think, but I'm sure we're in the same coach because we have the same sort of ticket. One benefit of going through an agency, at ...
... even tho again it was all done with gestures and translation apps on the computer.
A nice little appartment in a grubby block it has a small kitchen, bathroom (not shared), big tv's (bit useless for us foreigners), a comfortable bed (at last) and a hi tech shower booth with lights, jets, radio, extractor and more importantly no obvious way to actually turn the bloody shower on! After 30 mins of pushing ...
... accept any money from us. Unsurprisingly, but to our dismay, another jug of vodka arrived with Michael's receipt. Michael drove us home and we unwillingly said our goodbyes. Kristina was addiment that we should never forget Novosibirsk and they certainly did a good job of making it a memorable experience. We made it to the train station on time the following morning despite the fact we had 3 hours of sleep, a slight hangover and the roads were once again covered in ...
... get to the city center.
We learned that Peter the Great gave the land upon which the Catherine Palace was built to his wife, the Empress Catherine I, in 1708 as a present. Catherine began developing the estate. Their daughter Elizabeth and architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli were responsible for building the Catherine Palace.
We park the bus and begin a short hike over a neat path flanked by equally neat but small buildings on either side. All at once, ...
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