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... it's really not a good idea to be so grumpy on a national holiday". And off we went! It was Day of Russia yesterday. Another store mishap happened to me earlier in the day when we were purchasing our spinach and fruits. After you get a fruit or veggie that is purchased by weigh, you put it in a scale, find a matching type or number assigned to this fruit or veggie, press that button and out comes a sticker with your price tag. Easy right? Not when your fruit is an apple #75 ...
... coolest thing we have ever seen we don't really have any art based opinions. This tour however was quite cool. We saw 2 of De Vinci's pieces, another epic sculpture by Michelangelo plus a whole collection of paintings from Rembrandt. The best part though was our guide really brought them to life by telling us the stories about each piece and then pointing out things we would have not picked up on otherwise. It was great. We also saw some pretty far out pieces including ...
... Nevsky Prospect major shopping street one block away from the square. One wonders what sort of arrangement Irina had with the souvenir shop? On Nevsky Prospect we browsed through a large and expensive department store and an expensive and beautiful shopping arcade. We also stopped at McDonalds and Burger King to use their wifi, but couldn't get a signal at Macas and the BK one fluctuated. I'm glad we didn't buy anything, the experience reinforcing my belief that if you are stopping at ...
... a plate of food that's going to keep him there for a while. If in doubt I take it with me.
Anyway to cut a long story short, the hotel have gone to great lengths to apologise, treating the couple to a box at the ballet tomorrow night with a car laid on to take them, and a bottle of champagne tonight in the new room they wanted.
Embarrassing for the hotel, I suppose, when they appear not to have suitable security.
Inside our bedroom door ...
So this time I got it right, and left St. Petersburg and
Russia all together. To be completely honest, I miss it already. Russia was an
amazing country to be in, and was a perfect start to this trip. The people I
met, the friends I made, the partying, the sights, being in a completely new
place has been incredible, and it's only been 15 days. I would like to leave
you with my final observations and conclusions that ...