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... gypsies took it. After I got the camera back I realized that the friend was probably the guy that took my camera from my bag in the first place. While green t-shirt was distracting me with his postcards and arm-grabbing, his friend was reaching in my bag and taking my camera. I can’t believe they were able to do it so easily. I sometimes have trouble getting the camera out of my shoulder bag myself, but they managed to do it without me ...
... a clue what they were singing about and hoping no one would get busted by the KGB. You were allowed to buy jeans, the total symbol for western deprivation, but if you were caught selling them or wore them at an official function, it would be off to the Gulag for you. Tough times, indeed.
He took us around some back alleyways, a bit like a Night Cat Tour, and showed us some hipster bars and markets where the ...
... were taken to a pancake factory in a mall for breakfast before heading out sightseeing. Our first stop was Lenin's tomb. It was really scary how well preserved his body, goatee and all was, it looked waxy and small but apparently the size is due to the body shrinking in death, they even strategically place mirrors to make him look bigger.
Next up came the Red Square and St Basils cathedral. We had seen other churches in St Petersburg that were probably more grand or more ...
... places from our guide Lydia. It was especially interesting to hear a lot about Peter the Great. Peter the Great was the first official emperor (not Tsar) of Russia. He also moved the capital of Russia from Moscow to St. Petersburg. At the time St. Petersburg didn't really exist so he encouraged stone masons and other labourers to move to the area to build what we now know as St. Petersburg. The city was designed by Peter the Great based on many European cities as Peter ...
... that Randy and I got 2 hours of sleep all night. Here we were, sitting on a ship that was taking us to spend 72 hours in a country we couldn't really stay in. First thing this morning we found a crew member and asked if our fears we justified and he said that everything should be fine. Later, another crew member confirmed the initial reply. So we figured all we could do was trust our luck and go to the hotel and see what happened. And sure enough, the hotel staff informed us ...