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The soirée last night in Dirks suite was entertaining with about 20 ppl dropping in including the commandant. We drank champagne and enjoyed canopies. 3 bottles turned to 6 which quickly made us half an hour late for the chef's dinner oops, so much that the matre'd called us twice. José was playing DJ and everyone was relaxed after a long season, they have been at sea for 3 months. With no passengers around the crew and team could ...
... the day at night in 2008. The Saviour Gate to the Kremlin has its icon over it again and has been recently opened again after many years. But it was blocked because of the seating stands etc for the tattoo. Found a Russian style Pectopah (in Cyrillic but in English Restoran) for an evening meal. This was the first balanced since arriving in Russia and consisted of chicken on skewers, wedges, and a salad. Exhausted crashed for the night as I had a special treat lined up for the next ...
Last night I also enjoyed watching the Pole Vault Competition where there was a real surprise when the German,Raphael Holzdeppe defeated the favourite Renaud Lavillenie from France. A great competition.
For Australia Zoe Buckman has qualified third fastest for the semi-finals of the 1500m tonight and Julian Wruck is in the final of the Discus.
The best result though has been Valerie Adams from NZ winning her fourth World Championship in the shot put. ...
One thing that stood out on the river was a massive iron statue of Peter the Great, or as the Lonely Planet told us, some people didn’t like it, so it was known as Peter the Ugly… it wasn’t pretty. Additionally Peter the Great is an odd choice for Moscow as he didn’t like Moscow, he even moved the capital away. It really is an un-missable monument!
That evening most of the group went out for a meal at an over-priced restaurant ...
... would dissolve in violence and bloodshed as revolutionary leaders sought a different future. We also walked around the grounds of the Kremlin and peered inside several churches. The building where foreign leaders and diplomats are received was pointed out, and I hope that one day if I return to Russia I will be going to that building.
We returned to Red Square on an evening tour shortly before we left the city, and there was something very special ...