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... on an acorn), is a golden hen sitting on a stump and on the other side, a gilded cage containing an owl. Every hour, the mechanical peacock used to move its neck and fan of feathers up and down. The owl and the hen both move as well. It still works today but now, I think it only goes off once or twice a day. There was a video, though, showing us how it moved. Even the eyelids moved. It was really impressive especially considering this robotic clock was made in the late 1700s. I ...
... was the communication system. The tour guides went through the bus handing out head phones which looped over the outside of your ear and didn't actually go in your ear. These plugged into a "receiver" which we wore around our necks. We were then able to hear the guide when she spoke, so even if I wandered off a bit (as I always seem to do), I still knew what was going on, and when it really was time to get a move on.
... Anyway so arriving at St. Pete I went straight to my hotel, this time I booked a nice room just for myself. The hotel was smack bang in the middle of town so it was really convenient and it was really nice too. Double the price I paid in Moscow but definitely worth it! There was 2 things I needed to do today, 1) buy ticket to vilnius and 2) find a post office, so after a nice hot shower I was off. Buy ticket to vilnius - I found the central ticket ...
... came up to the doorway to take a look as well. I moved out of the way, he said thank you in Russian to which I replied pazhalooista (you're welcome). He then asked me in English if I was Russian and we got talking. His name was Sergei and he was born in St Petersburg, but had been living in France for work for 15 years or so. His English was quite good but he wanted a chance to practice it so he asked me if I'd like to walk around the gardens for a while, to which I agreed figuring it'd ...
... feelings of Nordic people, you know. But no spoilers! ;)
8 exams -
the number of exams I had to go through this week. Btw, having 10 in total, there are still 2 left to go for me. Well, Russia.
7 AM -
Just the time my daily alarm wakes up at. DAILY !
6th of June -
The National Day of Sweden I have never known about :D Congatulations, the country of tall blond Vikings and good music!
Sorry, dear Erik, I ...