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... very useful to him as it turned out.
Hotel Vesta turned out to be a lovely little hotel. I had emailed them last April about a booking, but never got a reply and so used Booking.com. When we arrived they asked if I had made two bookings, but explained I'd never received confirmation from my email which puzzled them but we got a lovely large room on the fourth floor with no lift. Don't know if this was for ...
... museum is located. I headed south from St Isaacs, following the map in my lonely planet guide (looking like a total tourist). I soon found Kuznechny Ulitsa (Street) and found the flat. The area hasn't changed all that much. I didn't go into the museum because apart from the fact it was closed, hardly anything in the flat is his original belongings.
*SPOILER ALERT FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO READ "CRIME AND PUNISHMENT"*
Dostoyevsky set Crime and Punishment in ...
... sunshine and warmth.
Some people miss the old Soviet days
since the government provided everyone with a job and housing.
However, young people love the capitalism that now thrives and the
USA-like culture that is firmly entrenched. We saw posters for
concerts by Iron Maiden, Jethro Tull and Selena Gomez; and, a couple
The natives speak freely about not
having as many freedoms as we enjoy (i.e., freedom of speech
... Unfortunately I don't think my photos do it justice. Although not hungry, we just had to sample some cakes that looked amazing and tasted heavenly!
Dinner was in a Spanish restaurant near the hotel(I know, but it's hard to find Russian food on our street-it's toooo sophisticated!) where there was some flamenco happening. Very pleasant finish to a perfect day. Tomorrow the Hermitage and ...
... and have to turn in our jackets. No photos inside. We have to wait for a group ahead of us to enter and then we are in and going through the palace. I will paste something in here about the palace and the rooms you can see. We stop briefly in the souvenir shop and then we go outside to see the cascade and fountains which have been turned on at 11. if we had done the tour with the boat company, we would not have gone into the house but only come for ...
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