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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... was a restaurant for lunch – lots of traditional Russian dishes – little canapés with caviar, borscht, then beef stroganoff – did you know that this was invented because some famous Russian dude – whose name I forget – loved meat but lost all his teeth so they created a dish with small melt in your mouth pieces of beef just for him!
After lunch we were back on the bus and next stop was the Yusopov Palace. But along ...
... manicured parks that they all seemed to blend together and were too numerous to name.
By chance, we happened upon some sort of religious/military parade right outside our apartment on Nevsky Prospekt. About 10,000 people streamed by; men wearing religious clothes holding crosses and pictures of Mary and Jesus, civilians and men in various military uniforms. The parade was silent except for various groupings of people quietly singing, ...
... in Berlin. Much to my amazement, someone unknown to me has checked out this blog, and corrected what I thought could have been an error, even as I sent the last instalment. I am in error that Kaiser Wilhelm was the only one who could have countermanded Hitler. In fact, I'm told, and I believe, that it was Hindenberg who was the super chief, but too senile to care or do anything to stop Hitler seizing extraordinary power. (see previous instalment if you ...
... took photos to share with the rest of us later. [I haven’t seen hers yet.]
Three of us attended an opera at the Mariinsky Theatre – a fabulous production of Puccini’s Turandot..
And the lovely grounds and fountains of Peterhof – more “wow factor” with its water show to music, treed grounds for strolling and a very interesting Tsars’ ...
So I'm absolutely loving Russia. It is nothing like what I expected it would be at all. It's a really cool place. And I find it so odd that they make it so difficult to get a visa to visit the country. It's an amazing place and, at least in St Petersburg, the tourism industry would be absolutely booming if it were easier to get a visa. And if word got out about how awesome this place is. To be fair though, I get a feeling it is because it is hard for Russian people to ...
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