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St. Petersburg, Day 2
(photo: St. Isaac’s at sunrise from Menshikov Palace, 10:45 A.M.) I somehow managed to be the first person down to breakfast and they tucked me away in a corner then proceeded to seat everyone else in the middle. It was funny. This morning’s lecture was quite good; an excellent precis of Russian history from Ivan […]
St. Petersburg, Day 1
An incredibly busy day. We were supposed to have a lecture from 9-10 this morning but due to the fact that the lecturer didn’t arrive until after 11 the night before, we were “spared”. So, around 10 A.M., we climbed on to a bus and headed for The Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage (properly pronounced French-fashion: […]
Travel is a funny thing. You meet people and share stories and part ways, never to meet again. Take my seat-mate from London to St. Petersburg. He came along and put his covered cup pretty much on the pillow I’d set on the empty seat between us. I reached out to rescue my pillow, he […]