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Day 9: Farewell to Russia.

August 20, 2016

Last night, we all gathered in the lobby bar of the elegant Astoria Hotel, in St. Petersburg, Russia.   I had asked for the opportunity for all of us to get together, before we departed on our flights home in the morning,  so we could bring our trip to an end, and I could thank […]

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Day 7: Peterhof, Faberge, and Tsars

August 19, 2016

Wisdom Quest Russia – Day 7 brought gray skies and rain.   So Fifteen Arizona Women grabbed their raincoats and umbrellas to continue their discovery of the beautiful and elegant city of St. Petersburg, Russia.   We enjoyed a leisurely morning and breakfast at our wonderful Astoria Hotel.  At 11:00 AM, we met our guide […]

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Wisdom Quest Day 6: Mindfulness and Challenges.

August 18, 2016

Today my message from “The Universe” was That which curses you today, Deborah, will bless you tomorrow.  The hotel that we had checked into yesterday, in St. Petersburg, had been grossly over-sold.  Our tour operator has sold it as an “elegant 5-Star hotel” and to make a long story short – it was not.   So to […]

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The Sapsan & Swan Lake

August 14, 2016

Day 5 of our Russia Wisdom Quest had us checking out of our beautiful rooms at the St. Regis Nikolskaya in Moscow and headed to the Train Station , where we boarded the modern high-speed “Sapsan” Train that took us through the Russia countryside and into St. Petersburg.  The 3.5 hour trip, in the first […]

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Strengths, Shopping, and the Murray Method

August 14, 2016

We started day four of our Russian Wisdom Quest, tapping into the wisdom of fellow traveler Cynthia Diehl.  Cynthia is a certified coach for Gallup.  Prior to the trip, each of our travelers had taken the Gallup Strength Finders Assessment.  We gathered to understand the overall strengths of the Wisdom Quest group, as well as, […]

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The Kremlin and Moscow Mules

August 12, 2016

Today, our Wisdom Quest took us to the Kremlin. The Kremlin is a fortified, walled complex located at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west.  Inside the Kremlin’s wall with it’s Prelim Towers, the Kremlin […]

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The Moscow Metro, Tretyakov Gallery, and the Gorbachev Foundatio

August 11, 2016

Today, we explored one of the most interesting sites hidden beneath the surface – The Moscow Metro (Subway).  This a beautiful public work that was not only beautiful, but pristine.  No Garbage – intact no garbage cans, No Graffiti, No Panhandling and an incredible sense of pride by the Moscow Citizens.  The Subway provided all […]

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And so it begins….

August 10, 2016

August 10th, 2016; Fifteen women on a journey.   They came for some of the same reasons, but also some different reasons.  Some came to visit a new country, learn more about another culture, to have fun, to create a bridge to a new beginning, to leave an old life behind, and to work on […]

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London, The Tate Modern, and Harrods.

August 8, 2016

It seem that each day gets better, while on this Wisdom Quest.  Today, we headed to The Tate Modern where a retrospective exhibit of Georgia O’Keefe’s work was being featured.       One of my fellow travelers said, at the conclusion of our day, that it was like “going to church.”  My translation would […]

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LONDON!!

August 7, 2016

What a day!!  And what a wonderful group of powerful women!!  Today included Westminster Abbey, a Boat ride on the Thames Clipper to the Tower of London where we saw the Crown Jewels.  We then went over to Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guards.  We took a lunch break at Le Pain, […]

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