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My last day in Russia was
my trip to a village where we would be able to paint our own matryoshka or
nesting dolls. My fellow students and I traveled an hour to a rural peasant
village clearly meant for tourist purposes. We were given a tour that included
visiting a house of a family from the early 1900s and shown around the village.
When it came time for the painting it turned out that the village had run out
of nesting dolls. ...
... south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city.
The first Imperial residence on the site of the Winter Palace was a wooden house in the Dutch style built in 1708 for Peter the Great and his family. This was replaced in 1711 by a stone building, the remains of which formed the foundations of the Hermitage ...
... a picture of her, coincidentally at the same time as she looked over. You are free to view her expression below. Needless to say she was not thrilled we were her potential customers.
Earlier in the day, we ( my grandma, sister and I) visited one of the many cathedrals. The Center was filled with many people, tourist and locals all mixed in among the canals, buses, trolley buses, and various city monuments. After visiting the cathedral, we stopped in for Pishki - ...
... meant that the bridge was up so the traffic couldnt pass only the boats.
Our first stop was the Hermatage Museum. Just let me say that the traffic is crazy, the busses park anywhere they want, doubleparking with your four way flashers is acceptable, and our buss driver paralleled parked our bus on the first try in a spot that I wouldn't park our truck in..... just amazing. The driving skills here never ceased to amaze me along with the pacience.
... on, I could find both the number before and the number after the one I was searching for, which was being strangely elusive. After some internal debate (remembering my harrowing train station ticket office experience in Moscow) I asked a young, leggy and impossibly pretty Russian blonde who was listening to music, if she could help
. As it happened, she wasn’t listening to music; she was using her hands free kit to talk to someone ...