Old Estate Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... things), so I felt a little bit bad about calling Santa out to help. But when we arrived at the hospital, I was very glad I did.
Pauls Stradiņš hospital is not a big high-rise building, but rather an old-fashioned, almost military looking campus. First assignment: find the emergency entrance. Which was harder than you might imagine. We finally found it by chasing an ambulance to the back of the campus, and encountered the actual "people ...
... pancakes devoured, we each strapped on a pair of Eddie's snow shoes and hiked out into the countryside once more. Apparently, it was the day of the annual rally, which meant that both professional and not-so-professional drivers were racing down the (unblocked) icy roads at crazy speeds.
At one of the bumps in the circuit, we met up with a couple of locals who had made a day of it: gather up your kids, ...
... bus turned up on time and 45 minutes latest I got off at Izborsk.
Izborsk is one of the oldest towns in Russia, first settled by Varangian (basically Vikings headed east) adventurers in the 10the century. Today it is a sleepy village that has the remains of the oldest Kremlin (fortress) in Russia. After a short walk north from the bus stop I found the Kremlin. It was absolutely stunning. The stone walls are quite high and several metres thick, and encompass numerous ...
... towns in Russia. So I'm going from one of the newest towns straight to the oldest. The train left Vitebsky Station at 6:45. I booked myself a window seat so I could see the countryside. There were six seats to a compartment and all the seats in mine were occupied. As the train left the station, I felt a sense of excitement that my journey was continuing but still a little sad to be leaving St Petersburg.
... of duels – 29 in total) and his death is considered a catastrophe for Russian literature. He is buried at Svyatagorsky Monastery, quite close, and we visited his grave as well.
We also visited Izborsk, a town near Pskov with one of the oldest stone fortresses in all of Russia (the largest tower was built in 1330). The fortress afforded lovely views of the countryside and, as I love castles, it was fun to walk around. We ...