miércoles, diciembre 26, 2007

God Jul, Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus, Merry Xmas, Feliz Navidad

I wish it could be Christmas every month, every week, every day...

Best wishes to you, your family & friends

miércoles, diciembre 19, 2007

Russia: another country, another rules, another photos...


The riddle (adivinanza)

What is the meaning of the signs ???


WC in the street




La Tuna de Universitaria de Madrid

Handmade car


St. Petersburg - Day 5 [Back to Riga]


The day started at 2.00 am, when the Spanish team went to the river NEva in order to see the spectacle of the brigdes over River Neva opening and the boats crossing the city.
Brigde Neva

During the rest of the day, we were visiting some other places in the city (Aurora Cruiser, gardens...)


St. Petersburg - Day 4 [Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood]


Another reason to visit St. Petersburg is the "Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood" (also called the Church on Spilt Blood or the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ). The name refers to the blood of the assassinated Alexander II of Russia, who was mortally wounded on that site.Read more about Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood in Wikipedia


Space Museum
Space museum inside the Peter and Paul Fortress. Exhibited the authentic space vehicle "Soyuz-16", space suits, space food, flight uniform.


sábado, diciembre 15, 2007

St. Petersburg - Day 3 [Peterhof]

Luxury. This is the 1st word that come into my mind when I think about Peterhof. Peterhof (Russian: Петерго́ф), is a series of palaces and gardens (with fountains), laid out on the orders of Peter the Great, and sometimes called the "Russian Versailles". Read more about Petehof in Wikipedia


Classical Musica Band

Use the underground + a bus in order to go to Peterhof. It is really cheaper compared to Meteor boat.

  • Metro+bus way: First go to the metro station Avtovo (line 1). Exit Mthe station, cross the street, there's a small bus marked 424A that goes to the front door of Peterhof that cost 30 rubles. So each way is 30 + 12 rubles for the metro.
  • Boat way: The cheapest Meteor boat costs around 300 rubles. These boats start directly in front of the Winterpalace (Hermitage) and the ride will take about 40 minutes.

During whole the weekend, in the Dovortsovaya Square, we had been looking people reading the same purple book. It was sooo strange!!
So we asked a guy about it. They read the purple book because it was a weekend task from the leader of Irlem. They talked us about advantages of read together (looks like a religion). If you want to know more, visit http://www.irlem.ru

Reading the "purple book"

Underground Evening Tourism
The underground (also called tube, subway) of St. Petersburg is a work of art. It is not allow to take photos inside the underground, but I have found some photos in internet. We spent around 2 hours from one station to another one (the best stations are in the red line).

It also has one of the longest escalator in the world (we had spent around 2-3 minutes just in one of them!!!)

viernes, diciembre 14, 2007

viernes, diciembre 07, 2007

Portugal - Lisboa

I am in Portugal!!! I am writing in a kind of bar, after a great meal in Lisboa. Tomorrow, we will go to Porto.

Right now, everything goes well: party, tourism, food ....

As soon as I will return to Spain, I will write more ;-)

See you my friends

PS. Força vinho verde!

domingo, diciembre 02, 2007

St. Petersburg - Day 2 [Hermitage and City]

In our tourist planning, the Hermitage Museum was the first thing to visit on Saturday. The State Hermitage Museum (Russian: Государственный Эрмитаж) is one of the largest museums in the world, with 3 million works of art. The vast Hermitage collections are displayed in six buildings, the main one being the Winter Palace which used to be the official residence of the Russian Tsars [read more about Hermitage].


Alvaro and me

Look the painting walls!


So huge, that we had to stop after 5 hours. Too much information for our brains (imagine, we walked through 2 rooms of Picasso, but we didn't care about it...)

. If you are student and you have an ISIC card, the entrance is FREE! (saving 10 euros)

During the evening, we were visiting the city, observing the Russian style of life.

Wedding in Russia = Champagne

Авто радио, Auto Radio in cirilic alphabet

sábado, diciembre 01, 2007

Magnus Carlsson - Another Rainbow

Today I had an ex-Erasmus meeting: Nextor and me. We were listening some Swedish music (we miss the country, the people ....), like Another Rainbow from Magnus Carlsson.

Lyrics: Magnus Carlsson - Another Rainbow
Updated: The previous video is not longer available at Youtube