Sonata Hotel at Gorohovaya
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking hotel
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... converted mansion from a noble. Linda, Jim, Maria and I had borsch and beef stroganoff while Lucie had a bowl of traditional soup. It was absolutely delicious, a wonderful experience. After lunch we visited the Russian Museum, swapped on to our tour in exchange for the canal cruise. The museum highlights included some extremely realistic paintings that looked like photographs, particularly "the Wave". Next we toured the Church of Spilled Blood, named ...
It was grey and cloudy this morning.
My last day in this great city.
A quick walk around the corner from the hostel and I was outside St Isaac's Cathedral.
It's the largest cathedral in the world.
What is it about St Petersburg ??
Everything takes your breath away.
Inside the cathedral, it was stunning.
Murals of all the different patron saints and gold statues ...
... also discovered that Russians are in many ways surprisingly like us. One of the precepts of the classroom of travel is that all people have the same basic needs. Culture and geography, religion and politics take us in different directions. But at our core, we all need relationship and purpose and a sense of security. So we return from Russia with one eye on the tumult of current events and our minds returning often to the experiences we had in ...
... a fast, expedited transit. In reality, our passage through Russian customs was fairly unremarkable. While still seated in the bus, our passports were collected as was usually the case at border stops. We then had to disembark and stand in a gaggle that funneled into a semblance of a line. The line went into a small customs building where we smiled at a sullen customs officer who looked at our passport as she ...
... about park anywhere you can fit in. That does not mean there is any place to park, with all the congestion. There did not seem to be any parking near the apartments. Gas was about $4 a gallon. We came back to the Church On the Spilt Blood. This is the site of the assassination of Alexander II. It was built as a memorial more than a church. It holds three services a year. The colorful porcelain onion domes are visible from great distance. Look them up too, so you can ...