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... of the Palace, Marina was explaining the importance of the colour red. For example in Red Square. Most people think that this has something to do with Blood or revolutions and massacres. The word ‘red in Russian is красн 99;й (Krasny). This is also the word for beautiful. As Marina was half way through her story, a squirrel ran across the path from one lawn to another. ‘See’ started Marina, ‘Even the ...
... have to see to believe; which marks time on the hour by the peacock fanning its tail and crowing ( still working today).
They spent about 2 1/2 hours there seeing as much as they could.
Their guide Irina, from Arctur Tours was very knowledgable about the history of the building and the artworks on display.
They left there and drove to the town of Peterhof, the town of Palaces, fountains and parks and the ...
... now starting to put chips in their credit cards...sometimes. My bank gave me one because I travel so often, but it's not their standard issue card. But I don't think any ATM cards are doing it. Europe has used chip and pin cards for a really long time. They're more secure since they come with a preset pin that you have to enter on a little pad anytime you use it. Nylons are alive and well here! Basically, if you can see any leg, ankle or even skin on the top of your foot, ...
... waiting for us when we arrived, working air conditioning, and breakfast in bed the next morning, which consisted of pancakes with jam, chocolate cake and freshly squeezed orange juice. We all hung out in the dining car—students, 3 of my professors and even two of our deans and drank wine and laughed and had a great time. I felt like we were on the Hogwarts express or the Trans Siberian Railroad, which I would love to ride one day.
The next morning, I arrived back on ...
... then it was back on the bus, a few minutes ahead of time. We tried to buy Ron a coffee, but then discovered the shop only took rubles. At another shop I bought a coffee for €2 for a stroppy husband who had got back on the bus without me. I then got on the bus, surprised him with the coffee, organised our wet gear and he was a different man. Yay for coffee.
From Peterhof it was off for a ...