Radisson Sonya Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
4th October St Petersburg
On arrival in St Petersburg at 23.30 we went outside with all of our belongings to get a cab to the hotel. That was our first problem, trying to get one of the cabs to take us and jump out of the long queue of taxis when our hotel was only 5km away. Eventually we arrived outside our hotel (The Radisson …
... Paul Cathedral which was the burial place of the Romanov Tsars. There were many famous names there like 'Catherine the Great' and 'Ivan the Terrible'.
Easter Sunday was out last day before heading home. We had a quieter day ...
... that Peter the Great had first conquered, she found herself with Jewish subjects for the first time.
For hundreds of years, European Jews had found refuge and relative tolerance in Poland after a history of Crusade, Inquisition, ghettoization, massacre, and expulsion.
But, the Russian royal court and the Russian Orthodox Church had a different attitude towards Jews.
Catherine promptly banned Jews from St. Petersburg ...
... off and faint or throw up or something - I was in a bit of a state to be honest! Not proud!
Having made it to the airport and had a proper sit down and a drink, I then went to check in.
There wasn't a queue at the machines so I chose that over talking to a real person :P
Then the machine asked me which airport in Moscow was I going to :/
I was obviously taking longer than normal because a young Russian lad in a bright yellow T-shirt came ...
... peninsula. Take a walk out, find a supermarket for food and wine (back on the cheapskate route after NYC!) and head back and do some reading on the veranda. When I get back from america however I am never eating carbs again! And I certainly don't think I've eaten a live vegetable all trip (unless you can call a grape/wine). Poached egg breakfast Horrible roasted veg wrap at Airport. Nice supermarket snack tea of bread and seafood mix. Plus cherry ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center