One of the things I actually lucked into as a kid was that I grew up most of my life with 3 channels. ABC, PBS and CBS (I think) and only ABC and PBS came in clearly so I watched a TON of edutainment and due to that I grew up with a wonder about the world. I also spent a lot of time watching British Comedies with my mom which I blame for making my heartache for places I have never been the whole world over. wild-kingdomIf it wasn't Sesame Street it was Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom or Nova, Bill Nye The Science Guy (although he has turned out to be half a moron lately, suggesting that people who don't agree with him on global warming, oops, global cooling, oops, climate change should be jailed).
St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and home to women who absolutely blow my mind. I have never been to a place where the women, just going to the corner store, dress like they are going out on Saturday night. And the way these girls look dressed up… you will feel a pain in your stomach from falling in love several times a minute.
Hotels use their absolute worst rooms for agencies because they figure the people who book through agencies are on vacation and will only be there one time and with the sometimes discounted rate, why give those people the room with the view?