Ireland

A tour of Ireland by a bunch of Geezrs in 2022

In May of 2022, 11 Geezrs flew to Ireland, rented three cars, and in 10 days covered more than 1,400 miles, discovering the complex history, the great food, and the wonderful hospitality of the people of Ireland. During our whirlwind tour, we learned many things, including: Ireland is truly green, everywhere A stranger will stop […]

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Russia

Moscow Market Day

Refreshed after a good night’s sleep in our comfortable bed, we were ready for our first full day in Moscow. Alexey, who’d already been up for hours which is his way, gave us a tutorial on using the new, high-tech DeLonghi coffee maker. We were nervous that he may have bought it because he knew […]

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Russia

To Moscow by train and our next adventure

One final spectacular breakfast at the equally spectacular Kempinski Hotel, and we were off to the train station. Alexey had kindly made all arrangements, and in no time, we were happily seated in our luxurious car. Moscow is about a three and a half-hour train ride southeast from St. Petersburg, which gave us ample time to see […]

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Russia

Goose Goose and Goodbye to St. Petersburg

With only one more day in St. Petersburg, we decided to stroll and eat and take a more leisurely pace. The weather was a bit chilly and overcast but nothing good Minnesotans and Muscovites couldn’t handle. With pizza and a prix fixe “businessman’s lunch,” Goose Goose was our choice for a hearty, well-prepared meal. The […]

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Russia

On to the Russian Museum and the Mikhailovsky Palace

If a person wanted to sample more than 400,000 works of art covering all of the historical periods, forms, genres, styles, movements and schools embracing nearly a thousand years of Russian history, a person would be standing in The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg right this minute. Even reading that description (entirely plagiarized from the […]

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Russia

A day at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

It’s Hermitage Museum day! This has definitely been on Liz’s bucket list forever, so excitement ran high. Palace Square and the Hermitage were just a stone’s throw from our hotel, but once we arrived, we had to do a certain amount of arguing and milling around to decide which of the palaces was which. We […]

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