- Tour of some of the metro stops; we were able to take pictures, which is usually not allowed for some reason (which the guide couldn’t explain; in Moscow you can)
- Blues concert on a boat trip through the Neva
Other random things:
I also saw the white Lexus with expired New York license plates again, which I’d seen last year. In addition there were some Massachusetts plates hanging around together. Weird.
One time I was walking in the rain, and two dogs started following me for a while, with one of them hanging out under my umbrella, until I got to the bus stop.
Speaking of umbrellas, I hear the song (now it’s raining more than ever, …) or one of its apparently innumerable derivatives far too often.
The poplar pollen has started flying through the streets again now that the rain has stopped and the weather has gotten warmer.
The times, they are a changing:
Most of our group in on facebook, and we befriended each other before the trip. When we met in person, many of us already recognized each other.
Among the souvenirs I’ve seen are magnets which represent a cameraphone taking a picture of some sort of monument (some kind of monument which would normally be the magnet)
I sometimes see jet skis cruising in the canals
There are a lot of damn car alarms near where I live, and the same one is almost always going off.