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Last day in Saint Petersburg

Our bus to Tallinn did not leave until 6PM so we had nearly the entire day to soak up our last bits of Saint Petersburg.  We decided to check out the sphinx statues in front of the Museum of the Arts. … Continue reading

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Goodbye Russia!

We’re on a bus leaving Saint Petersburg right now and I think both Scotty and I felt some sense of relief.  While it is an amazing city and there are beautiful buildings to see, interesting people to watch, and a … Continue reading

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Peter and Paul Fortress, University and more…

Our third day in Saint Petersburg found us wandering along the water in the direction of the Peter and Paul Fortress.  Originally built by Peter the Great it houses military buildings, a beautiful church in which all the Romanovs are … Continue reading

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Peterhof

Our day at Peterhof was wonderful.  I mean how could a day that involves two ferry rides across the bay of Finland, an opulent Russian palace, an ancient Orthodox church, a wedding, and dozens of beautiful fountains be anything less … Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg – Day 1

After our long, hot night we made our way straight to the Hermitage, which was just across Palace Square. I was really excited to see it having read about it in lots of books and was looking forward to checking out … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg

Well we’re here.  The bus ride was fine – it had AC – and we learned that seat reservations do not count but after kicking a lady out of the seat she was sitting in we were able to sit … Continue reading

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Tartu, Estonia – Days 2 & 3

Realizing that it’s going to take forever if I blog about each day, I’m now doing some condensing.  Tartu is a great little town but you could easily cover it in a day, so spending three days here means I … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow Scotty presents his paper!  I’m so excited and am going to try to sneak in to hear it.  And then it’s off to Russia…via bus.  We’re hoping it’s not this bus. Not really counting on it and basically just … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #9

I just realized that I haven’t followed up with my last entry on current reads.  I’ve finished everything and am left with the following impressions. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx – fantastic.  Although a slow-moving book the drama of … Continue reading

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