- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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With check-in not until 2pm, we dropped our bags had a quick tea and then headed out for a walking tour of the city with a local guide. This one looked like Anne Hathaway but sounded like Marvin the Paranoid Android from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which was certainly a contrast to the enthusiasm of Arkady in Moscow. On the tour we walked past the Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Spilled Blood, Mihailovsky Palace, the Engineer's ...
... story and probably still hum the the principal song, "The Impossible Dream."
All in all, the evening went fine. I stayed awake most of the time, and noticed how well the follow spot operators kept a light on everyone spinning, jumping, and running. Here's what we saw:
OK. That's pretty much it. To their credit, these dancers are ...
... color. If she liked your hair she would mess it up. If your dress was too good she would some how mess that up. This palace was looted and burned by the nazis. Lucky it started to snow after they left and helped put out the fire. There are photos of the bombs they left to destroy the place. That has been a common theme along our travels. Only 30+ rooms have been restored. What is now on display is quite cleverly done. In the corners of room are huge floor ...
Today it has turned cold. We went out for the tour of the small town of Uglich which dates back to the 10th Century. We have noticed that a number of churches are called the "something" of the spilled blood. Apparently it is common to build a church on the spot where someone was murdered. This town is no exception. The church is Demetri of the Spilled Blood. Demetri was a 7 year old boy, related to Ivan the Terrible and he was murdered on this spot in the 17th ...
We then went and had lunch which consisted caesar salad, beet (yes the vegetable) borsch, and beef stroganoff with potato and mixed vegetables. Reminded us of how we were served in China.. After lunch we were bussed to the Hydrofoil terminal where we boarded our boat for the 40 minute ride to Peterof, the summer palace of Katherine the Great among others. THis palace is famous ...