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Second day in Russia and we do not have a scheduled tour on shore.
It was nice to chill/relax for a day. The weather was nicer today with some sunshine this afternoon. We went to afternoon tea with some new Austrailian friends. That's what we love about cruise ships...friends we meet from all ...
... at unemployment statistics in St Petersburg and Moscow of around 0%. Companies basically court future employees here since high school, something remarkably different than applying to internships in the US where there are thousands of applicants for one or two spots.
Friday afternoon we had Babson alum and director of marketing for St Petersburg's soccer team Zenit speak with us. Zenit is huge not only in St Petersburg but worldwide, currently sitting in 1st place ...
... classical music starts, and one by one the jets of the fountain come to life, filling all the tiers of the main fountain as well as ancillary fountains located throughout the garden. Behind the main fountain is a grotto where the royal family and the court could dine al fresco, surrounded by the water. The fountain opening ceremony is a very impressive spectacle to observe and the entire area is filled with visitors gathered around to witness it.
After the ...
... one side of the city under the river to the other side. The station is 120m underground and they are ornately decorated with mosaics depicting various scenes depending on the location of the station.
Back at street level it's back on the bus to St Nicholas Cathedral, it's Sunday so we are mindful of people going about their normal worship. The Russian Orthodox churches have no seats. During mass that can sometimes go for 4 hours, the ...
... me a lot about the history of St Petersburg and Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible etc. We spoke about the former USSR and communism. She is a full time guide and wants to travel her self so she also questioned me about were i had been and the things I had seen.
When we left I took pictures of the front door and street names close by as reference pictures for when I returned. The buildings in St Petersburg are magnificent. Just about every building has some type ...
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