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... breakfast of blinies and honey followed by bread and cheese.
When I have eaten out it is fast food Russian style. Yesterday Salmon pie, delish. I am going out for a salad tonight. Shortage of vegetables. I was really hungry about three today so ended up with chicken/cheese, baked, and potato wedges. Comforting as it is cold but lying a little heavy.
Moving on tomorrow.
... because she looked like an over-made-up shallow 'princess' turned out to have a fascinating background and most interestingly, in the process of discovery ... about herself, Russia, the universe and everything.
It was the same story with (mostly) everyone in fact.
I've never spent so many hours philosophising and discussing politics with such a range of people -- with NO negative vibes.
Jewish Americans -- one woman who was part of a charity for ...
... 19th Century Europe and has been host to those of the Who's Who ranging from famous composer Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky to H G Wells, Gustav V of Sweden, Elton John and Jacques Chirac.
The hotel was renamed the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in 2014 when its parent company Orient Express Hotels was renamed Belmond Ltd. What a shame we thought to change from its exotic name to such a boring one.
A short walk just around the corner and we were on ...
... so out of Finland we went and into a special Russian custom control area that runs from the Russian border to St Petersburg along the train line. At Vyborg we were stamped into Russia and asked questions by a rather forceful customs lady. 45 minutes later we were in St Petersburg and out on a side street by the Finlyandsky train station, from where we walked half an hour to our hostel. After checking in we went in search of lunch. Matt had set his ...
... in their manner and I felt offended/annoyed by anyone I had to talk to. I couldn't get my head around it so I did a bit of reading on Russian culture to try to understand their behaviour and hopefully realise that it isn't personal and I don't need to feel offended. My findings were that Russian people are very friendly to people they know but are not friendly to strangers. When I meet a stranger who I need to have some sort of interaction with e.g.shop ...