Thx for all of the help on Russia!

Old Sep 28th, 2002, 11:39 AM
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Thx for all of the help on Russia!

My wife and I just returned from a week's vacation to St. Petersburg & Moscow via Eastern Tours Consolidated.<BR><BR>It was a most rewarding trip for both of us. <BR><BR>I am in the process of preparing a travelog that will highlight our experiences. It will take about 2 weeks to pull together all of our information.<BR><BR>If anyone is interested in receiving it, pls communicate to my email. If I can help with something quick, let me know.<BR><BR>I want to thank all Fodorites who were kind enough to help in my preparation for our trip. I specifically would like to thank Marc David Miller for his help and for all the help he provides the forum on Russia.<BR><BR>Bob<BR><BR>
 
Old Sep 29th, 2002, 07:12 AM
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Hi Bob:<BR>My husband and I are leaving on 10/12 to Warsaw and then 10/16, for three full days in St. Petersburg. Would appreciate your travelog or just some advise what to see in three days....thanks!
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 05:04 PM
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lois
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Would really appreciate any information you can send me on Russia. Thank you Lois
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 06:05 PM
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Marc David Miller
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Like anything else, recommendations on sightseeing depend on what you are interested in. A basic tour for three days would be<BR><BR>-City overview, for 1/2 day;<BR><BR>-Hermitage (3-4 hours)<BR><BR>-State Russian Museum (great icons)<BR><BR>-Peter & Paul Fortress, Cathedral<BR><BR>-Nevsky Prospect, including Kazan Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood, some of the stores<BR><BR>-St. Isaacs Cathedral<BR><BR>-Museum of Political History<BR><BR>-Ethnography Museum<BR><BR>-Artilliary Museum, Naval Museum<BR><BR>Depending on what is playing opera or ballet at the Mariinsky and/or Mussorgsky; concert at Shchostokovitch Hall. Many music-related sights, such as the Museum of Musical Instruments, Rimsky-Kosakov House, Chiliapin House, etc.<BR><BR>For a short trip probably the best guide book is "Eyewitness/DK Guide to St.Petersburg"-not much depth (for that the Rough Guide is best) but a nice overview and enough information to get your interest up.
 
Old Oct 3rd, 2002, 05:21 AM
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Bob: My husband and I took the River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg this summer. We, too, really enjoyed this trip adn are grateful to all the Fodorites who provided Russian travel tips and advice. Please send me a copy of your trip log -- mine took two months to complete because of severe cultural overload!
 
Old Oct 6th, 2002, 10:02 AM
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Mary
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Hi Bob,<BR><BR>Planning a trip to Russia in the spring. Would love to read your travelog. thanks
 
Old Oct 6th, 2002, 11:27 AM
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kathy
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Bob: Am planning a trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg for June. Would love to read your travelog. Regards, Kathy
 
Old Oct 7th, 2002, 11:44 AM
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lois
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Dear Mimi would be most interested if you could email me a copy of your cruise in Russia Thank you Lois
 
Old Oct 8th, 2002, 12:38 PM
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MaryBeth
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My husband and I are going to Moscow in 2 weeks...would love to read your travelog. Thanks.
 
Old Oct 17th, 2002, 04:04 PM
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Monica
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Bob,<BR>My husband and I are going to St. Petersburg next spring and would like a copy of your travelog and especially your contacts at Eastern Tours Consolidated. <BR>Thanks<BR>Monica
 
Old Oct 26th, 2002, 01:56 PM
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maryanne
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Bob--My husband and I are going to Moscow and St. Petersburg in two weeks and would love to read your travelogue
 
Old Oct 26th, 2002, 06:04 PM
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Anne
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Bob,<BR>My husband and I are planning a trip to Russia next year and would love to receive your travelog. Thank you for the generous offer.
 
Old Oct 27th, 2002, 02:32 AM
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Hi Bob<BR>My wife and I will be Doing the Moscow to StPetersburg tour in May of 2003,<BR>would appreaciate reading your travelog.<BR> Thank You<BR> Joe
 
Old Oct 31st, 2002, 09:21 AM
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Hello Bob,<BR>My wife and I are planning a trip to Norway, Findland, and Russia next summer. Would like to have some recommendations for tour operators, hotels, cruise line, and things to avoid, etc.<BR>Thanks.
 
Old Nov 5th, 2002, 08:06 AM
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Dear Bob,<BR><BR>Thanks for your message, like most of the people here, my husband and I are travelling to Moscow for 2.5 days (only!) Mid-December and would love to receive your travelogue (especially Moscow part). My e-mail is [email protected]<BR>We are thinking of spending 1 whole day in the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil, Lenin's tomb, including the Armoury Museum. At night we will pay a visit to the Gum. Then we will have 1.5 day for Old Arbat Street, Kitai Gorod, boyar Romanov's house, Novodevichy Convent including the cemetery.<BR>We would also love to go the VDNKh, flea market in Ismailov, and Gorki Park to see people iceskating on the river but I'm afraid we would not have enough time!<BR>Regarding an evening at the Bolshoi, what is the best way to get tickets? <BR><BR>Thanks!
 
Old Nov 5th, 2002, 11:16 AM
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Gary
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Easiest way for Bolshoi tickets is on line at Bolshoi.ru
 
Old Dec 17th, 2002, 03:20 PM
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Bob, Would very much like to have your travelog on your Eastern Tour to Russia. We are planning on Eastern's Tour on May 8 to Peter &amp; Moscow. Would like to know most economical way to get our visas if you can provide any info.
 
Old Dec 17th, 2002, 04:34 PM
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The absolutely cheapest way to get a Russian visa (assuming that you have the necessary visa support) is directly from the consulates<BR><BR>www.RusCon.org<BR><BR>although there are often lines and occasional backlogs.<BR><BR>And thanks for the compliment, Bob. I'm happy to hear that your trip was a wonderful experience!
 
Old Dec 17th, 2002, 07:26 PM
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Lee
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P;ease add me to your travellog of St. Peterburgs. We are in St Pete in May 2003.
 
Old Dec 19th, 2002, 10:39 AM
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David
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Hi Bob!<BR>We are planning to visit Moscow in March.<BR>I am really interested to read your travellog.<BR>Thank You<BR>David<BR>P.S.Have a pleasant holidays
 

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