Russia, Final Day, Reflection and Assessment

St. Nicholas’ Cathedral Saint Petersburg

I was woken in the morning by the sound of squealing brakes and the unmistakable sound of metal on metal which means two vehicles have had a collision.

I leapt out of bed and from the eighth floor window I could see two cars joined at the bumper and blocking the busy intersection outside the hotel front door.  There was chaos all around and this was going to last some time because after an accident in Russia the drivers are not permitted to move their vehicles until after the police have attended the scene.

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17 responses to “Russia, Final Day, Reflection and Assessment

  1. Thank you for the travelogue; I’ve not been to Russia and vicarious travel is the next best thing, as you know. : ) ~ Lily

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  2. So was lack of Russian, apart from spasiba and dosvidanya (spelling!! for both of those) not a problem?

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  3. I think I would have chosen pretty much the same highlights Andrew. I found Russia to be fascinating and our trip filled in so many questions I had about the history of Europe. I would love to go back too

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  4. Thanks for the tour. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  5. Enjoyed the blog ride 🙂

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  6. I love, love, love the architecture. Thanks for the pictures.

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  7. Thanks for sharing these lovely pics of Russia, I have seen most of these places in TV but truly enjoyed your post. I specially liked the pic of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

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  8. I had a magnificent day. I traveled with you via your glorious photographs and vivid description of your last day in Russia. Bravo. Virginia

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  9. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it so much since I’ll be there myself in less than 2 months! I’m so glad you had a great time!

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  10. Fabulous accounts of your holiday. I love reading your posts.

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