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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
It was a lazy morning and we took our time getting ready, having a leisurely breakfast at a French style bistro around the corner from the hotel. The sun was out, so we decided to spend the day in outdoor pursuits. We crossed the Neva river in two places to get to Hare Island, the location of the Peter and Paul Fortress. The fortress encompasses the entire island, which sits within the Neva River, and was the first establishment in the city. Peter ...
... works at Pannisi Real Estate on Keilor Road!! Talk about six degrees of separation!! Our tour leader is a native Siberian, named Svetlana. Ivan and Vlad decided to call her "Focus". After our meeting we all went to a Georgian Restaurant, that had lots of traditional dancers and a blonde singer that Ivan had his eye on!! Oh, and the food was delicious. From there we went to our favourite St Eyecandyburg watering hole...Oliver's, but Olaf ...
... my glasses off in the scramble to get ready). There is no doubt that the Russian male dancers have no equal anywhere - not that the women weren't fantastic too. Interestingly, there were several dances and even a character, an amazingly athletic Jester, that I had never seen before, I suspect because we simply don't have the male talent in the West. Costumes were gorgeous too.
The theatre, the Alexabdrinskii, was just as you have seen pictures - quite a small Circle and ...
... would happen.
Perhaps I had been there for a reason at that particular time but it made me think and take action by means of putting a website together and raising funds to help save Tommie's life. At the same time another one of Eddies friends took action in Europe. Friends of mine in the UK took maters a step further and things started to happen quickly.
Alhough Eddie, Hien and Tommie are total strangers and far away from the world ...
Woohooo our great adventure has begun! Our arrival at Pulkova Airport was a lot things - time travel back to the late 80's and a mildly hair-raising introduction to life Russian style :) Not that bad honestly. Landing at the airport was like landing at Duxford Aeroplane museum - Uzbekistan Airways had bought that last stock of DC-10's available (really old believe) and there were lines of MIG and Tupolev aircraft from the Cold ...
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