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... for about two hours and spoke with him for another two afterwards.
Thursday we were off to Imperial Porcelain, the official porcelain supplier to the Czars dating back to the 18th century. During communist times Imperial Porcelain made communist-themed designs and motifs and most recently at the G20, every leader's spouse was given a customized imperial porcelain set from Mr. Putin himself. Imperial Porcelain is truly an iconic brand for Russians, you can ...
... all the forms the Russians seem to love that was it, done and dusted in 1.5 hours, the best non Schengen crossing so far this trip. You can download the form from the interweb as well, if I'd done that it would have taken half the time.
So into Russia, the first thing to notice is the road conditions, nowhere nearly as well maintained, the road is one lane either way and is heavily used by trucks, so each lane has been deformed by the truck wheels. The roads don't drain ...
... looking at all the art works, they would have to spend 11 years there. It was pretty insane, I love art so I could have spent more time there but we did have about 9 hours there over two days. I think Liam was overwhelmed, at some parts! We actually lost each other for about an hour - that was slightly stressful but amazingly we found each other again. I'd already had my emergency plan of action in my head. I would strongly recommend going ...
... I don’t know what snow does to Sphinx but they seem to be holding up okay. Along to St Isaacs cathedral which we didn’t go into, then back along Nevsky Prospekt to the Stroganov Palace to pay our respects for dinner from a couple of nights ago.
Time to collect our bags and head for the train station. The train board listed our train at platform 2, yet we could only see 5, 6, 4 and 3. While we were looking for where ...
... who know next to no Russian, so she
literally shoo’s us to her neighbour. Now this lady is one mean faced scarry
looking Russian, who, without really listening to our needs, takes our ticket,
tik tiks away on her computer, pulls out a few pieces of paper and proceeds to
tear up our train ticket – the one we had spend the last 30 minutes trying to
change. She half throws her new papers at us and dismisses us with a wave ...
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