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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
- Multilingual staff
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... Elizabeth, found it outdated and uncomfortable, pulled it down, and had the current flamboyant Rococo palace built in 1756. More than two hundred pounds of gold were used to gild the sophisticated stucco fašade and numerous statues erected on the roof. When Catherine the Great (1729-1796) ascended the throne, she censured her predecessor's reckless extravagance.
The palace is a marine blue in color, and over 1,000 feet ...
... thought of my great-grandmother, a wealthy independent woman sailing into the port in St Petersburg on Sea Cloud, the world’s largest private yacht that she herself owned, with 20,000 pints of ice cream no less. It must have been a pretty inspiring sight. I went out of my way to find Spaso house, the official residence of every American Ambassador since the early 1930s, where she and her husband lived from 1936-1938. I should have thought to try arranging a tour ahead of time but ...
... regrettable. Vladimir Putin seems to be responding like a cornered bear. My appeal to those still reading this epistle is to judge carefully, or not at all. The ideals of liberty and personal responsibility that made America the most coveted homeland in the history of the world are precious. How to teach them and whether to use military might to impose them is a more difficult challenge.
Stratfor article "Reflections on an Unforgiving ...
... to the famous HermItage Museum, housed in part in the Winter Palace. Built and expanded for over 150 years starting with Peter the Great in 1711 (for whom the city is named), it was Catherine the Great who acquired a enormous art collection and coined the name Hermitage. Throughout this period the peasants were starving but each successive Tsar thought it would be a bloody good idea to keep on improving and building the most opulent Palace in Russia. ...
... come, the darkest holes of our souls:
Minuses of Erik:
- Drinks coffee
- Always pays extra fee for being Swedish
- Allergic to sun
- Immediately falls asleep
- Needs sleep ..and food perhaps
- Talks while sleeping
- Doesn't speak Russian - can be fixed
- Makes out disturbing nicknames
- Likes to provoke people
- Never been to ...