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... This is an important Tip!"
A small sampling of information included:
- Hitting up the Radisson Hotel on the corner for freebies like an English newspaper, city & metro maps, complimentary nuts and chips at the bar (must order a draft beer), baggage check if flight is leaving at night, with all the recommended actions and dialogue.
- If you see a big wad of cash on the street, do NOT pick it up. Or if someone asks you in ...
... and illegal pirated DVDs in areas that just seem deserted.
Here are a few things we have learned about Russia so far:
Instead of fixing the massive pot holes in the road they just put up road signs telling you to slow down to 40kph for the bad sections.
You can overtake anywhere at anytime on any part of the road even if there is a car or truck coming the other way. Everyone just simply has to make room for you by moving over.
... 8211; not once but twice and finally launching Rasputin into the nearby waters. The conspirators thought that their second attempt was successful but they were not - the doctor who did the autopsy found that Rasputin had water in his lungs !
The Palace had many large reception rooms including a call room as well as a theatre. The white marble stair case and huge chandelier are magnificent and it was amazing to ...
... to our apartment which is in the old town (ie. reconstructed old town as it was destroyed during WWII). Unfortunately taxis cannot go in the old town so we're left carrying our heavy load. The apartment is small but fine and practical. Wifi works which is great. There's still paperwork to be done and emails to send. The sale of our house is going through which is a relief and we send a few emails to sollicitor and bank with instructions. We're a bit nervous about doing ...
... table covered in fine silicate sand grains, upon which the heavy 'pucks' slide ever so slowly and gracefully. The aim is to push your 'pucks' with the right amount of force so that they slide closest to the other end of the narrow table without falling off the edges or the end into the gutters. We had 'zakuski' (food specifically to accompany/follow drinking, especially vodka). And after a couple of small samples of some fine vodka including ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service