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... but not complaining as it seemed to work. The train journey itself was an eye opening experience. Got a bit weird when the reasonably young russian girl who was sharing our cabin started to get quite friendly with our other cabin mate, a quite old man who claimed to have done every decathlon under the sun and is now the coach for the German Olympic football team....not the people I had in mind to meet on our travels. Never mind, in Moscow now. TTFN, Christine and Tom ...
... 5 mins!! Thank goodness we went to the Musee D'Orsay in Paris and were able to view similar pieces at a more civilised pace.
Back to the ship late - 30 mins after our scheduled departure. Just as well we went with a ship organised tour or they might have left without us!
Drinks and debrief with J&G before dinner at 8pm.
Into bed by 10.00 utterly exhausted - and we have another shore visit tomorrow!
... do this at the Louvre. People in tour groups generally want to move up to the picture one at a time so they can photograph it. If you stand a bit to the side, you can take your time with the picture as people come, snap, and move on.
One of my favorite rooms was the Rembrandt Room. The Hermitage has, I think, over 20 Rembrandts. I spent some time here and, in fact, returned the second day. We devoted the first day ...
... accordion solos thrown in. As you walk the streets you can see Take That wannabes standing at their very own street side stalls blaring out their amazing hits (with CDs for sale) in the hope that this will catapult them to international stardom. Our favourite was a huge guy who looked like an ex-body builder (whose body has run to fat), resplendent in his skimpy singlet and 1980s George Michael bouffant. Best of all, the CD cover included what looked like his twin brother and ...
... the city was founded in May of 1703. Included on the grounds is the beautiful Peter-and-Paul Cathedral, built from 1712 to 1733. It is the final resting place for the members of the ruling Romanov family.
St Isaac’s Cathedral, designed by the French architect Montferrand in the 19th century, is the largest cathedral in the city and can accommodate an audience of about 10,000! The interior is decorated with many different ...
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