Golden Garden Boutique Hotel
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... odd stone steps to the dome, from where we had a fantastic view of the city. The gruesomely named "Church of the Spilled Blood" isn't that gruesome at all. Just it's history. It's is where Tzar Alexandra II was fatally wounded. The interior is beautifully decorated with mosaics in extraordinary detail.
We spent a lazy afternoon (much to my relief) wandering up and down Nevsky Prospect, a road lined with fancy shops, churches and, most importantly, ...
... and maintaining an empire. Also, to create a Russian city that would rival Amsterdam, London, and Paris.
*War between Russia and Sweden
*Significance of Peter’s travels through Europe
http://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/sea-and-sh ips/facts/explorers-and-leaders/peter-t he-great
As soon as I emerge from the subway, I am amazed. ...
... I was giddy with excitement when the sun finally rose and we saw snow!!! Lots and lots of snow!!
Once we got to Helsinki, we dumped out luggage at the 'reception' of the apartments we were staying in, and went (you guess it) shopping! We searched for hours for a fur hat for Dad, and finally found one! I was ready to get mad it he didn't appreciate it, because we literally searched every single day they were in Finland for this! (He loves it! :D)
Mum and I had a ...
... br> By now it was time for my tour of the Scythian gold room. This was amazing to see in person. The intricate nature of these masterpieces of gold working is stunning. A lot were made by Greek craftsmen in the Scythian style to trade to the Scythian. Beware Greeks bearing smart business plans! Some pieces are tiny and its astounding that the craftsmen could achieve such intricate detail before magnifying glasses. More than one must've gone blind from it. The Scythians ...
... a bit of a hard time; how long were they staying in Russia, where were they going etc, and then the Russian’s came through… after the Finns, I was expecting Kalashnikov and slavering hounds, but what we got was very pretty ladies in tailored trousers and high heels.
Anyway we got our passports stamped and landing card stamped and got safely to the station where our tour representative was waiting and we were delivered without fuss to the hotel. It turns out ...