Hermitage or not? That is the question. March 17th 2012 A wonder of the world? Certainly one of the most awe-inspiring places I have ever seen. The sheer mind-boggling accumulation of so many works of art in one place in a built for purpose building which is equally fantastic.
The Oxford dictionary had to be checked. My understanding of a hermitage bore no relation to this. 'The dwelling of a hermit, especially when small and remote.' W ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
A long time traveller with a father with itchy feet who encouraged me to see all.
Looking to travel more extensively in the next few years and do some volunteer work too.
Back in Oz but with still some posts to add on Czech Republic and Malaysia. I suspect there will always be somewhere else for us to visit but no plans as of yet. ... full info