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Arrived to St Petersburg an hour and a half ago. The trip was really good: I started and finished a translation for my favourite clients, I caught up on almost all the on-going TV shows I'm watching, and I read 20+ pages of L. Neil Smith's Lando Calrissian and the Star Cave of ThonBoka. I also tested mobile Twitter, and it worked :) (Both my Nokias are slightly outdated and not really suitable for surfing the Net.)

The train I usually take arrives at 4.40, and the metro only opens at 5.35 or so, so I normally go to a Coffee House (yes, we have a coffeehouse franchise under this name :)) located across the street from Moscow Railway Station. Coffee House isn't among my favourite chains, it's no match for The Ideal Cup (another local chain) or Starbucks, but the quality of coffee differs significantly from one coffeehouse to other, and in this one, the double cappuccino is really good. Oh, and they have nicely located power sockets - after an 8-hour journey, my netbook needs it as much as I need my cup of coffee ;)

I also finally figured out how to check-in on foursquare from my netbook :) Turns out the reason why I wasn't able to check-in before was that foursquare had had my location wrong: when I registered, I gave my location as 'St Petersburg, Russia', and foursquare altered it to 'Sankt-Peterburg, Rossiya' for no apparent reason - and, subsequently, was totally unable to understand where I was!

Looking forward to a very, very, very long day: I'll need to shop for food, call my district election commission (they should have approved me as a member of a local commission by now - or rejected), and pack my 18-century dress and deliver it to Olga, who's going to Moscow this evening and has volunteered to deliver it to a friend of mine who's going to a ball next week and needs a dress :) Hopefully, my dress will suit her.

And now I'm going to drink a second double cappuccino, finish another episode of Poirot, and go to the metro - and home! Yay!:)

Date: 2012-02-10 03:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leia_solo
Glad to hear you're back safely!

Date: 2012-02-10 05:42 pm (UTC)
leia_solo: a spread of tarot cards on a table (bat for lashes)
From: [personal profile] leia_solo
I hope to be able to travel like that one day! I'm just so scared that something will happen to me.

Date: 2012-02-10 12:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] awehla
Glad to hear you had a good trip. Cool names for coffee shops especially The Ideal Cup.

Lisa
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Date: 2012-02-10 06:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brisus
Wow, itd be so cool to visit Russia. Got any pics to share?

Date: 2012-02-10 07:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eileanach
Glad you had a safe trip and enjoy your long day! You busy little bee.

Date: 2012-02-11 12:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] floatboth
Is Coffee House cheaper in St Petersburg? Or is it cheaper in less popular places? Because last time I visited one the prices were very high.

St. Petersburg

Date: 2012-02-12 02:08 am (UTC)
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I would love to visit Russia one day. The rich history and culture are inspiring. Glad to hear you got your foursquare to work and enjoyed your coffee =)

Date: 2012-02-12 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] codegal
M-my goodness, you have an 18th century dress? How incredible is that? I'd love to go to a ball, or well, a re-enactment of one since I can't travel through time. XD

And how amazing does St. Petersburg sound? Definitely have to visit there some time. :D

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