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... of snuff boxes (which were considered a status symbol even if one didn't use snuff). They were ornately decorated & jeweled. Also, lots of jewelry, crowns, etc. from the royal family. Only a few people at a time are allowed into the gold room at a time & photos aren't allowed. :( We were late returning to the ship so only had 15 min. to refresh & have ...
... Likes to provoke people
It's going to be a long week of mine or even two, full of tests, thesises, exams and stuff. For both of us, I'd say, as Erik is currently obsessed with physics. Don't know how, but we have to survive till August.
And we will.
... arrival- having not booked a thing in advance. In Asia with such cheap accommodation we stayed in hotels, bungalows, home stays- always in private rooms. Throughout Russia, things couldn’t have been easier with all of our accommodation included in the train package we’d pre-booked.. so it was all hotels or home stays. St Petersburg’s ‘Soul Kitchen Hostel’ would be the first (of many we’re predicting) dorm style backpackers hostels we will ...
... some of the near 8 hour transit at Beijing airport we booked into the terminal hotel for a few hours, allowing us to enjoy a shower and catch-up on some sleep. Boarding the Beijing to Moscow flight we were reminded of one of the many quirks of air travel in Asia. Limits on cabin baggage simply do not apply. We watched quite incredulously as one lady, firstly pushed her way into the boarding cue in front of us (another issue particularly common ...
... lately this was for me a late night.
D2 - Hermitage, Church of Saviour on Spilt Blood, Nearby Canals
Got up around 9am in order to get to the Hermitage before the crowds. By the time I got myself sorted and walked from the nearest metro to the hermitage it was just before opening time (10:30am). Had a bit of a line already waiting and it was close to an hour before I got in.
Once inside the place was huge. Lots and lots of walls full of different types ...
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