Well, it happend; I finally got sick in Russia. Now, I'd had a cold for the last five or six days, but nothing major...then yesterday, I woke up with a violent headache. God, it felt like there was a little man inside my skull whacking away at my brain with a sledgehammer. I probably slept close to fourteen hours yesterday, and had to drink one hell of a lot of ТЕРАФЛЮ (that's Theraflu in Cyrillic, haha). In any case, I woke up feeling much better today, and even my cold seems to be gone...mostly.
This weekend was considerably more interesting, involving a trip to Peter the Great's royal palace of Peterhof (nicknamed "the Versailles of Russia") on Saturday, despite the rotten weather. Sunday was considerably nicer, and I spent the day with a couple of new friends from the program travelling around the general area of Nevsky Prospekt.
Unfortunately, because I did NOT charge my computer battery, that's really all the information I have time for at the moment....I'll elaborate further on it tomorrow, I promise.
Here's a few pics of Peterhof to tide you over until I do:
Grand Cascade of Peterhof
A sample of Peterhof's elaborate landscaping
The Gulf of Finland, viewed from the terrace of Monplasir Palace
Because no Russian photo montage is complete without some onion domes :)