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... in the museum looking at (among other things) a mummified body in the Egyptian exhibition, paintings by Picasso and Van Gogh, and ancient Russian archaeological finds. Leaving the museum suitably “cultured up” for the day we proceeded on a nice stroll home.
The walk was cut short when we heard live music coming from the bar near the hotel guys flat – Russian covers of old 60's tunes – aptly named the “Liverpool Bar”. We spent the ...
... if you do it yourself.
Actually before we took the hydrofoil we dropped in to meet Alla, the tour company owner to pay for the trip – she seemed very nice and has built a good business from tourism which only really started 10 or 12 years ago. The rain was light and stopped a few times so it was not too bad.
Anyway, we walked around the grounds and checked out the fountains, learned a bit of Russian history then headed back to town. As we were a bit early ...
... felt someone fishing around in her bag...thankfully nothing was taken!! Another man in our group had his wallet taken, but he realised quickly & he saw her with it still in her hand so was able to get it back.
We then had a canal cruise which quite frankly was a waste of money. Did not see too much other than some more drab buildings and the food was horrible - one can forgive just about anything when one is well fed! Oh well, was interesting enough I ...
... so well-educated people or if this is typical in here. :)
There is not much homophobia towards gay women in Saint Petersburg. At least not if you are pretty and cool - feminine or androgynous - but cool. This is something that I've experienced by myself, too. In general people seem to think I'm cool, so I fit in well. However, one day I accidentally dressed in an "uncool" way. Too masculine and not fashionable, that is. Why did I wear those ...
... op på den samme plads som han
tidligere var faldet i søvn på – inderst, oppe mod væggen.
Vi vågner over middag med en kvælende fornemmelse, luften er
tung med over 30 grader, ingen vind og der er stadig høj luftfugtighed. Til
morgenmad spiste vi ”pelemenee”, som bedst beskrives som en russisk udgave af
tortellini. Vi tager ud og ser nogle flere seværdigheder, hvor vi bl.a. ender
midt i en krig og et bådrace.
En af ...