Katerina Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
We landed late and collected our bags. We had no idea how to get to the hotel, all we had was a printed out confirmation of the hotel booking and smiles... We fought off the taxi drivers and found an airport information desk.
The young guy there though we were Swedish (complement?), he did his best to a) understand us b) give us the most …
... now. Also, the american U2 spy plane which was shot down during the cold war had its own exhibit in the museum.
Cosmonaut museum was awesome.....the russians did just about everything first, animals in space, 2 dogs and a monkey! satellites, all but putting a man on the moon. but maybe that was just staged anyway. pfffft. hehe
apparently beards nor long hair are not popular in former communist countries...and people stare...
... Since the dissolution of Communism, the Palace now enjoys theatre performances of classical music, opera and what we witnessed today ballet. The interval was a bit bizarre. Where, during an interval in the UK, you go and get a drink or an ice cream, the concourse in the State Kremlin Palace is wide and laden with stalls selling everything from clothes to jewellery. So basically the itinerary was: Act 1 – Go shopping – Act 2!!! The performance of the dancers and ...
Another night flight and a short connection in Helsinki later, I've made it to Moscow. After smoothly going through passport control and baggage claim (Go FinnAir for the short turnaround! Though our flight did land early) it was off to navigate the way to the hotel. It wasn't as easy as I though despite making detailed notes as English signage is minimal. Luckily some ...
... artistic merit of subways with the dancers creating a map of the subways. Then it was the flags of the 202 competing nations being brought out. It was then the speeches with Russian chief President Putin turning up. His speech focused on the value of sport & how it promotes friendliness. I wonder if he ever did sport? So from one closing ceremony to another I close this blog for the day.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center