Monday, November 24, 2008

Alternate Thanksgiving plans?

While visiting the Motherland this past summer, one of the most pleasant experiences was in Moscow at three in the morning after a night of doing what Russians do best. While roaming around the most expensive city in the world, sobering up, and wearing out yet another pair of sandals I was offered a most exciting solution for my sore feet and empty stomach - "Two-eggs-over-easy-with-bacon-and-white-toast?". In the middle of Moscow, hidden inside a small park and neighboring a renowned theater sits the Starlite Diner - and everything inside is "right". While it cannot possibly rival New Jersey's best, if only due to the hookah room in the back and some bad menu translations, the diner certainly provided a cheap 45 minute excursion back to the US. Unfortunately, I was there the week when Exile was shut down, but the eggs were phenomenal.

Why am I am telling you this? Thanksgiving in Moscow anyone?

5 comments:

  1. ha, cute. i'll hold off til next thanksgiving, which may very well be celebrated in the motherland.

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  2. Next year will also be 5 year RU reunion for the gang. Maybe that's a trip we should all consider more seriously.

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  3. wow, that's pretty unbelievable... still seems so close, that time. god, i miss 52...

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  4. November is really not the best time to go to Russia. June on the other hand, while more expensive, is a gorgeous time in St. Petersburg, and the atmosphere is more conducive to both celebration and tourism.

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  5. June 2009? In. I need to get to Irkutsk in the next year or so, and Petersburg would be a great layover.

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