St. Petersburg, Russia: Running around the Planet, Part XX – Finish line?

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Rate our ReviewsThe White Nights Marathon was held our last Sunday in Russia.  I always get terribly nervous before a big run and circumstances would greatly magnify the worry.  It is beyond my comprehension the date for a marathon could shift, but well, after I had paid my registration fee I received an email notifying […]

Running around the Planet Part XIX My Fabergé eggs are in many baskets

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Rate our ReviewsIt is a good thing I have a positive attitude.  I generally view the cup as half full, but travel so often suggests my cup might be half ‘fool’.  The wealth of knowledge I gain from journeys keeps me exploring, but at the same time serves a humble reminder of how much I […]

St. Petersburg, Russia: Running around the Planet, Part XVIII A Fountain Fantasy at Peterhof

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Rate our ReviewsSt. Petersburg proffers a perfect plethora of palaces and anyone seeking a definition for grandiosity should find it along her shores.  We sampled several monstrous compounds during our visit, but only one honestly astounded me.  By no means does this diminish how stunning many of the palaces are.  Rather, it reinforces the difficulty […]

St. Petersburg, Russia Running around the Planet – Going to Church

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Rate our ReviewsSo this entry is for my mother, who would like me to attend church more often.  St. Petersburg, Russia possesses a wealth of wonderful cathedrals to enjoy and it was only by happenstance we wound up devoting an entire day to devotions. There may have been divine intervention, because fate impacted our itinerary […]

St. Petersburg Russia Running around the Planet Part XVI

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Rate our ReviewsAfter glorious diversions to Helsinki and Tallinn, we were finally bound for the original starting point of the adventure.  In the beginning there was St. Petersburg, Russia and gaining admittance to this grand land would prove to be a real bear.  Perhaps the visa process seemed painful only because it was a new […]