Nevsky Central Hotel
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... to read, which is especially apt since it's set in Russia. And it's 1,400 pages so I should be adequately occupied.
For the most part, navigating though the city was easy. Although they use the Cyrillic alphabet, metro stops and other words were displayed in our Latin alphabet as well. When we happened to look especially confused, an English speaking Russian would come to our aid and tell us the right direction to go or the right bus to get ...
... home of the Hermitage Museum, lies on one side, and Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral on the other.
Visiting in midsummer gives the opportunity to witness White Nights. Interesting to see a sky at midnight that looks more like dusk.
We did a river tour and also visited the Jewish Synagogue, Yusupov Palace and a vodka museum (with tastings). The splendid Church of ...
... day in Russia.
I lined up in a queue around 30 persons, not bad considering my experience in China. However, after 30 minutes only did I move around 2 steps, I felt something wrong. The border officier seemed to have extremely low efficiency that it took him around 2 minutes to let one passenger go. I felt like very "bureaucracy" since I heard about the Soviet Union style of working. I was fully aware that Russia is not Soviet Union, ...
... there would only be about 20-30 lol. We got to my families apartment to find that my host mother is a woman roughly in her upper 60's. She lives with her daughter and her daughter's son in the apartment. Making estimates I would say her daughter is about 35 or so and her son is about 4. The apartment consists of three bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. My room is quite spacious, although my bed is about 6 inches too short. After I moved my things ...
We went back into Arts Square near Nevsky Prospect and did some shopping. I bought a set of nesting dolls and some wool scarves and wraps.
We had a light dinner then headed over to the Russian Ballet to see short snippets of famous ballets, such as Swan Lake. It was great but I was very tired and looking forward to sleeping in. It took us an hour to get back to the ship. The trouble is that wherever you go and whenever you go, there are traffic ...
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