Monday, August 18, 2008
by Angie Simon

This morning our team left for St. Petersburg, Russia today! Although it was not the most direct route, our team loved connecting through Rome! We walked across Italian soil and got our stamp thru customs. =) Our team enjoyed a couple hours in the airport shopping and sipping on Italian cappuccinos. Before we knew it, it was time to get on the plane for a another four hour flight.

By the time we landed it was 5:30PM and Misha and our van was here to pick us up and take us to our hotel. Misha is an old friend of Tom’s that he has known for over 8 years. Misha is or favorite translator in Russia. he is so joyful and full of life- always laughing!

The city is so historical and so beautiful. We immediately left our hotel and went walking down the street into the city. It was late in the evening yet still light outside. We enjoyed walking down the main street drag in St. Petersburg called Nevsky Prospect. Where was the first place we went? Pizza Hut for dinner of course!

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