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... the tromp l'oeil but the marquetry floors that you casually stroll across are works of art in their own right. Doors, likewise, that are patterned with a great many woods and you can't see the joins. Every notable famous artist is well represented. The Russians are well organised and everything works. If there is one important thing that modern civilisation has brought us it is that a good set of togs is essential. From the Greeks and Romans who were, ...
... so very different to our own. She enjoys practicing the English she learnt at school, and asked us each about ourselves, and shared something of her own life. Her husband smiled a lot, but spoke no English, and their 12 year old daughter was pretty quiet as well, but did disappear for a while and come back in a completely different outfit - Svetlana smiled and rolled her eyes slightly, Nadine does like her clothes!
... son from going into conscription. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to have to protect your child from birth to avoid them being sent to war. You can read about history, you can watch the news but there is nothing that compares to hearing first hand someone's own experiences.
I will take from this holiday, the beauty of the cities, its rich history and more importantly the strength of its people. I truly had an amazing time and am so thankful for the ...
... a proper steak in months!!!! The meat here is all very low in fat, and super thin, and insanely pricey!
We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, and finally jumped back in the van to drive home. Most of the trip there was minimal vision, so we were going slow for a while there! But honestly, I'm glad we did! I wouldn't have wanted the boys to drive faster in those conditions!
At the end of that week Luisa, Paula, Lucia, and I took a trip, with some other uni student, up ...
... display. Apparently Russian people like massacring infant animals in great numbers. One striking display included approximately 50 baby emperor penguins.....not bad going. Other highlights included the baby mammoth, which suspiciously resembled old carpet. Museum fatigue set in not long after so we went for lunch, where Tom promptly decided to go into the girls toilets. He tried to explain that it was an honest mistake but I'm not sure. Other highlights included ...