It was fun to be a “temporary local” in a very typical St. Petersburg neighborhood with our friend Steve Caron. With Russia’s new affluence, fun little eateries and pastry shops are opening up right and left. Steve’s joy at the rising vibrancy of his neighborhood was contagious. We had a tasty dinner at a restaurant called Schengen. Schengen is also the name of the treaty that lets most Europeans travel freely within “the Schengen group” of countries. Russians like Schengen because, if they can get to Finland (part of the Schengen group), they can roam all over the Continent. To them, Schengen symbolizes the freedom to travel. Join us as we hop across the street from the Schengen restaurant and into the yummy Cookie Shop.
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