Radisson Sonya Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... on Saturday morning, and the streets were deserted. Our bus driver sped (and I mean that literally) down wide streets, and before long, we arrived at Catherine's Palace.
We were met by a five-man brass band dressed in colorful uniforms.
"Where are they from?" they asked our guide. When she told them most of us were from America, they quickly launched into the opening stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner, and ...
... where I found a whole other cathedral, covered in gold. It looked like a byzantine church down there. Absolutely astounding!
Of course, we saw the Red Square and the famous St Basil’s cathedral with its fanciful onion domes, each one looking like a differently decorated cupcake. I felt more like I was in Disney World than Russia, or that maybe I was in the world of the board game, Candy Land. What I didn’t know was that there is a chapel below each dome. I assumed ...
... made two bookings, or just that the best rooms are on the top floor. I like to think it was the latter, but who knows. Anyway, the staff were great and very helpful and the room was large, clean and warm which was nice since it was snowing and -4 outside. We took a short walk along Nevsky Prospekt and then had a late supper at a Russia/Asian fusion restaurant near our hotel.
Admittedly, we were still in shock of being in ...
... and even though Raskolnikov (the protagonist) is fictional, his city isn't. Raskolnikov passed under Dostoyevsky's own window on his way to commit the murder of the old woman. I then followed in Raskolnikov's footsteps to the house of the old woman. I have a special place in my heart for Crime and Punishment due to my circumstances while I was reading it, so this was very cool for me. As I walked along the narrow streets and along Griboedova Canal, I kept thinking of what was going ...
As a nut interested in Napoleonic history, MJ really enjoyed her visit to Borodino. And that now completes her participation in the Tour of Napoleonic Battlefields – we saw Waterloo on our family jaunt to Europe in 2000, so enough is enough. Though I may let her visit some when we get to Egypt. And now it was time to head to our final destination – Saint Petersburg. However, the distance from Borodino was too far for one day, so ...