Grand Hotel Emerald
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Leaving the lush green forests of Central Europe I fly over Poland and the Baltics toward St Petersburg. With Bear Grylls inspiring me for life's pursuits (A Survival Guide for Life), I am excited for the adventure that awaits in Russia and life in general. My heart racing and my mind running wild, an overwhelming feeling of love tingles throughout my being. Relish the good times in life, bathe in them, it's beautiful. St Petersburg Wow, I'm always ...
... John and I brave the elements and walk around the deck, its fresh but wakes us up and I hear the singing from the top room and am late for Russian lessons. Great fun and songs we have heard since we arrived in russia - easy to sing and thankfully the words are phonetically written. I have a challenge with Victoria our favourite guide which is we will join her Russian song but she must join our Maori one so I have just written phonetically the words ...
... they were in Moscow.
Unfortunately, I did not catch a lot of what the tour guide was saying about St. Petersburg because our class was walking in a row of two and I was walking about 20 meters behind her. We entered The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and it took my breath away. The entire interior is covered in mosaics, from the floor to the ceilings. The mosaics are pieced together to some very beautiful images.
Later that day our class split and I went ...
... him) and kept saying “I don’t have your camera, I only have postcards.” He was still being really aggressive. Quite a few expletives were exchanged and I told him there was no way I was letting him go until the cops came. Finally his friend came around another corner up ahead and walked toward us…with my camera in his hands.
His friend tried to tell me that he “found” my camera in the square and that ...
... I was still thankful for the thermals but it was no colder than London.
I had been fairly sure that if there was one place I was guaranteed a white Christmas it would be Russia but it turns out I was wrong and the country was actually experiencing the warmest December in over a hundred years. I was still freezing my bum off so was quite surprised when we were told the weather being experienced was more typical of spring.
Day two saw us visiting Catherine's Palace, ...