Posted by Rainer Brockerhoff (away):
I’m at a public library in Copenhagen (Denmark). Access is free but several people are waiting, so I’ll be brief.

St. Petersburg (Russia) was very interesting, though somewhat depressing. The city of nearly 5 million people is still very poor. We toured several subway stations; the stations themselves were luxurious, golden chandeliers and crystal columns, but the trains themselves were old and creaky. We visited an market with had expensive (imported) fruit and other items, but outside old women were selling spoiled or partially eaten fruit for much less.

Copenhagen in contrast is very nice, we’ll have a full day here tomorrow and I’ll try to post again.