I was having trouble reading the menu in the McDonald’s in St. Petersburg, so, with my limited Russian, I asked the girl what kind of sauces they had for their Chicken Nuggets. Thankfully, the Russian words for “sweet and sour sauce” are the same in Polish, so I was able to place my order.
With only a day in Moscow, and three in St. Petersburg, I still managed to see all the highlights. The best part, however, was the Astoria Hotel. After nearly a month of travel in the “Stans”, this stop in St. Petersburg was meant to pamper, and it did. From the luxurious comforter on the bed, to the heated tiles in the bathroom, to the white chocolate Toblerone candy in the mini-bar. This was my heaven !! My favorite hotel ever !!