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... to, an hour later, I was being told by staff that my bags were actually still in London! Awesome news... I only had to spend another hour filling out 6 different forms, in Russian and English, so that was alright... Is there an emoticon for massive amounts of sarcasm?
Eventually, I made it out of the airport and to the taxi rank. The women at the desk told me it would cost me 900 roubles to get me to my destination. ...
... vodka still tasted like rocket fuel, the coffee same with the spoon standing up it was so strong. A far improvement than yesterday. A drive down the 8 lane Main Street seeing Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Orthodox churches with department stores. Average salary is $1200/month and petrol is approx $1 per litre. Only 2 churches have been built in old Russian style and we visited the second after Peterhof, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood (Resurrection) ...
The company wanted a building similar to the skyscraper that was then being constructed for them in New York. However, St. Petersburg's strict building codes dictated that no building could be higher than 23.5 meters at the cornice. Despite these limitations, the architect Pavel Syuzor managed to create a supremely elegant building that captured the spirit of the age, and featured a number ...
... which is a palace and gardens, we didn’t do the palace, but did the gardens, so many fountains and just amazing. They had joke fountains which the kids are told you have to find a special stone to stand on and then the water will come, it’s not true there is a man sitting there with a button, but so funny to watch. Again fantastic weather so the kids were all getting wet in their clothes. There was another lane where if you were late to dinner with ...
... you were under the mushroom, 'trapping' you underneath unless you got wet ducking out. The third was perhaps the most fun of all - a very innocent looking "field" of cobblestone with tiny fountains flowing along the perimeter.
We couldn't remember exactly how it worked other than you had to walk the correct path to avoid getting soaked. The best joke was how we found it exactly how it worked and the manner it unfolded. Call him the button pusher, and perhaps one of the most ...