Santa Resort Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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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 ...
... feel that I'm sure the red square would have had otherwise... Oh well. We have learned that Europe is all about scaffolding.
After a quick breakfast stop of more pancakes (wish we had takeaway pancake places at home!) we were back to explore! Our first stop in Red Square was to see the embalmed body of Lenin in his mausoleum that is located on the edge of red square. It had very strict security and we had to be constantly moving forward but I have now ...
... and twitter due to the language barrier, but the local equivalents.
At some of our other meetings we also learned, that even though the need for new technology and IT is there, particularly specialists on the travel industry are extremely rare and therefore very expensive. Whereas in India IT specialists would be paid 25-30 USD an hour, in Russia it could easily end up at a 100 ...
... at all, although the younger people and hospitality industry staff are more likely to know some English.
I was quite capable of eating as a vegan in Russia; it’s just that restaurants tended to serve me the same few ingredients at every meal, so I got a bit tired of tomato-and-cucumber salad and roasted zucchini, eggplant, tomato and mushrooms. Things were better in St. Petersburg (and I found one of the vegetarian restaurants for ...
... in pastel colors of yellow, blue, and green. As at Sergiev Posad, there was a gazebo-covered spring, where I saw a man filling a bottle, presumably with holy water. No crowds or lines here though, just a few folks here to pray and relax while their children ran around the large central square.
In the evening, as a splurge before I leave, we went to Maurizio's Italian Restaurant, where Marty had been taken in connection with his work ...