Taleon Imperial Hotel
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... me, but it did. I consider myself incredibly lucky that I managed to get the camera back, because that would have put a real damper on St. Petersburg. But as it turned out, I had a great day in St. Petersburg and met a few new friends.
Our tour of St. Petersburg was good, but not great. We lucked out with the weather and the whole morning was beautiful with some sunshine and everything. When we finished the tour around 1:30pm, I went ...
... the screen in and screaming incoherently for 3 minutes, Steve was hauled out the back door and sentenced to spend the rest of his days toiling in the salt mines.
That only happened in Steve's head. We then decided to head back upstairs where we'd last bought our tickets and the ever so kindly lady said "Nyet" and pointed us downstairs again. Steve approached another guard who pointed us upstairs again so we climbed to the very ...
... of the bodies.
That evening a few of us went to a folklore show. I was blown away by the voices of the men who sung acapella. I have no clue as to what they sung about however can tell you that whatever they were singing about was full of such emotion.
We watched performances by various cultural groups, the women looked so stunning in their beautiful traditional dress and the men's Cossack dancing almost looked as if their legs were not attached to their bodies. ...
... It is crazy to think that it had been so badly damaged during the war with Germany! How anyone could damage something like that is beyond me!
That night Luisa and I went to the ballet and saw Swan Lake. It was really beautiful! It definitely wasn't a massive production or anything, but it was awesome! Plus, now I can say I went to the Russian ballet, in Russia!
When we got home we played kings with the girls, but had water because we were too exhausted to even think ...
... saunas, both with strict ‘no clothing’ policies we took the plunge. I nervously approached the room filled with around two dozen Finns who immediately caught on that this was my rookie Sauna season. On discussion with the locals I was quickly made aware of Sauna etiquette, including the beating of oneself with a branch of leaves and designated beer breaks in between. Outside I met with Laura again, scantily clad in a towel amongst my new Finnish ...