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Mar 21, 2005 - To Russia With Love

The sun glints off the last thin crusts of snow and ice across the Baltic coast as we come into land at St Petersburg's airport. From the air I have a perfect bird's eye view of the entire city built by Peter the Great just over 300 years ago on the boggy banks of the Neva River. A million questions flood my mind about how it has changed in the three years since I was last here and I'm ready to fire them all at Yegor, director of the adventure tour agency Wild Russia, the company that arranged my visa and accommodation, who is at the...

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Oct 15, 2004 - St.Petersburg, Russia

My second and last city on this leg of my Russia trip. Interesting place, but the language barrier is still a problem. I have noticed the people don't care very much for Americans. They tell me their feelings are pretty fickle, they come and go. Hope to see a lot of the famous sites before I leave on the 18th.

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Sep 17, 2004 - St Petersburg - Venice of the North

Just a quick update to say we arrived safe and well in St Petersburg yesterday after 13 hour overnight train. Visited the Hermitage museum this afternoon... as you would expect from the worlds 2nd largest museum, it was chocker with art! Not a bad way to idle away a rainy afternoon I'd say. Couple more days to go here, so will leave decent update till later. ........... Update 20th September. 4 whole days in St Petersburg. Definately worth the time. Highlights; - Hermitage Musuem. - Walking around city streets and taking in tranquil beauty...

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Nils Travels 2004

Sep 2, 2004 - WELCOME:

Tim here...Hopefully, within the next several days I will be able to establish a clearer vision of what this site will be about. For now it is enuf to say that our group of seven meeting in Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 5 and flying out on the 6th to St. Petersburg, Russia will be adding to this site throughout our journeys. With recent events in Russia causing their people to go through similar emotions as 9/11 we expect that our entry into their midst will be somewhat difficult and require a maximum of respect and empathy for their feelings. I...

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Jun 25, 2004 - St Petersburg, Russia

I won't keep you in suspense about our overall impression of St. Petersburg - basically, it was a let down for both of us. I had heard great things about the city from lots of people and seen beautiful pictures of the city. Charlie had fond memories of the year he spent here in college in 1987 88. Unfortunately, it seems that the city has not made many improvements in recent years and maybe has even gone down hill since the 1980s. The beautiful old buildings I had seen pictures of are still there, but they don't seem to be building anything...

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