Allegro Hotel Moskovskiy
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... was full of such emotion.
We watched performances by various cultural groups, the women looked so stunning in their beautiful traditional dress and the men’s Cossack dancing almost looked as if their legs were not attached to their bodies. In some ways to me it looked as if modern break dancing was derived from this style of dance.
The following day, Christmas Eve we did a city sightseeing tour before heading to the Hermitage museum. I have ...
... borscht, stroganoff, reindeer with juniper berry sauce, and Siberian black milk mushrooms. The service was great (they were fluent in English) and before we knew it, it was 11:30pm and time to head back to the hotel to rest for another day of pounding the pavement, seeing the sights of this majestic city.
When we got back, we were able to Skype with Brittany, Jake and Selah. The quality of the call was great and as always seeing little Selah's face was a delight for us.
... on the plane about filling in forms for bringing in foreign currency, anything of value of more than 1500 euros, etc etc - but in the end we didn't even get an immigration card, and found ourselves in a very short queue below a sign demanding our passports, visas and immigration card. The man behind me said soothingly, no, they don't want them anymore, so I just trotted obediently up to the window, put on my best smile and handed over the ...
... still lived.
The excursion ended at the Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery, where over half a million people are buried in mass graves. The cemetery reminded me of the Normandy Beaches or Babyn Yar, in the sense of reverence in the air and how important remembrance is. But in this case there was also anger because we, in America, do not learn about this. More people are buried in this cemetery than the United States lost in the entire war. The siege claimed a million victims in ...
... I needed sleep. Rising about eight hours later, I went to grab my camera. It's gone. Nowhere to be found. I have come to two conclusions. I either left it on the couch in the hostel when I left, though I remember putting it in one of my bags, or it fell out as I was checking through my shoulder bag. No one handed in one at the hostel, and there's no point in calling the taxi company. Checked ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility