>What, the people are smiling?
It seems I no longer have to wear my oldest clothes and walk expressionless down the street to blend in when in St Petersburg.
And the most disconcerting was that people were speaking a little bit of english.
And smiling!! Eeek!
Tomorrow I will get a day off in St Petersburg, one of three days there. I am interested to take the metro to the outskirts to see if it has changed so much as well. 7 years since my first visit to St Petersburg, and each year it changes just a little. It was an interesting time back then, but although I feel the loss of an era, I am happy for the new one.