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... all 3 million pieces. We walked along long hallways of tapestries, period costumes, sculptures, mosaics, furniture, and lots of tourists. Lunch was far better than yesterday being met by waiters in Russian costume and entertained by 2 musicians on piano accordion and a Russian type guitar. The salad had onion as well, the soup was spinach we think and then chicken stroganoff And deb potatoes, we think and then an orange slice we think. The champagne was better ...
... sights. As there are many, many churches in Russian cities some of the historic ones are still state owned (they were confiscated at the Revolution) and treated as museums so you pay to go in. St Isaac's Cathedral dominates the skyline and is a marvellous example of Russian classicism. The 250 step climb to the dome gives a 360 degree view over the city. Even though St Isaac's is a tourist attraction the Russian Orthodox Church has started services on Sundays ...
Preparing the night before for most of our family to come over for lunch ( as we do every time we come to visit) I soaked the beans and purchased the best chicken I could find for Taco Friday. It became Taco Friday do to the " vstrecha" (meeting) being put off do to various reasons. Nonetheless, it was finally happening! And cooking for 8 people was all on me. Needless to say, that preparing raw beans ( that I brought from America) for the first time was a little nerve-wracking. I ...
... Apparently there is a program which allows Russians to work in the US for 3 months and then travel for 1 month before retuning to Russia.
More exploration of the city. Jamie and I met Alexander in the early afternoon at the Peter and Paul Fortress, we had lunch at a small cafe then explored the area around the fortress a bit. There is a scale model of the city in a park which was pretty cool. The rain forced us to leave ...
... even say it some friendly Russians for a change! Was ruined when I first got here but a bit food and water has perked me up no end. Its cheap here as well, at least compared to Stockholm, I'm doubtful I'll have as many drinks bought for me here mind but at these prices I wont complain.
Its felt a bit non-stop this trip so far, but that's because I've needed to get through Europe relatively quickly due to how expensive some of the countries have been. Feels like I can ...