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... stands. The halftime cheerleaders came out to launch tee-shirts into the crowd except instead of using a playful shirt-cannons so familiar to western sports-goers they instead decided to use the bazooka equivalent of them....so Russian. The first launch went over everyone's head and sailed right over the stadium.
The weekend held much needed free-time to work on papers and re-connect with life outside of the program, our only obligation being the free tickets ...
Train 7... Moscow > St Petersburg 4hrs 10mins
2201 miles so far (as the crow flies, actual train miles, who knows!?)
Quiet morning, a few more bites from the resident mosi!
Navigating the tricky underground from Moscow (poor signage and mixture of modern and old style Russian place names, not to mention the peculiar script).
Arrived at the train ...
15 June 2013
The conductor opened the door at 6am and asked if I wanted coffee. Yes sure I said, and within minutes I was holding a large glass of strong brew. He even called me by my name; perhaps having a tourist on board was a bit of a novelty. At arrival my driver was waiting for me at the train door, again holding up a sign with my name. He insisted that he wanted to wheel my backpack so, go ahead Boris make my day.
Another General ...
... I knew
that a biker bar was not where I was planning on spending the rest of my
evening, so we said good-bye and headed back home!
We headed out to a place called Peterhof, a palace belonging to one of the Tsar's. It's famous for it's incredible gardens. We found the bus stop and hopped on, desperately hoping that we would find or even recognise where we would have to get off. When we were in St Petersburg the last time, 7 years ago, we planned ...
... 8211; quite a sight for my innocent eyes.
After the cruise we stopped nearby for some lunch. We had the business lunch – salad, chicken broth soup and meatballs with spaghetti and ketchup – inexpensive and pretty good. We walked back to the hotel, keeping an eye out for an electrical adapter for Karl because he left his in Vaasa.
We walked to the Hermitage Museum. It was a fairly long and cool walk. The ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed