Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden
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Well here we are in St Petersburg, Russia. Once known as Leningrad.
We left Tallinn this morning just prior to 7am and headed for the Estonia/Russian Border.
We were warned again on how to behave and how the procedure would pan out.
3 check points, first one in Estonia.
Our bus driver managed to pass 2 …
... is an onion. I chose the closest apple picture and printed that ticket, maybe it'll pass I thought? How well do you know your pink apples? Apparently they know them pretty well.. " this is the wrong price tag" I am told at the check out. " I know, there isn't a button set up for this type" - I say. " do you want to go reweigh it?" - I am asked. Hello!! Did you not hear what I just said???? She leaves to go check, which is very rare, usually they tell you it'd not their problem and ...
A foggy start to the day at Heathrow, outside the plate glass window is a sea of grey ... This should not represent a problem as I expect to be flying and not taking a boat. Up in the air listening to the only soundtrack that can accompany the visit, Back in the USSR, it sets the scene perfectly. Later Travel was as it always is, ...
... which has a nice palace and gardens. It's a nice day and we walk a lot. The gardens are nicely done. We visit the palace and the kids listen to the audio-guide. I don't know if they learn anything but it keeps them quiet. They much prefer visiting the old windmill that still works and is a museum. They're intrigued by the mechanics. After much walking we catch a bus to Potsdam centre and head to the swimming pool. It's virtually empty and we have lots of fun relaxing. Our ...
... we've heard. We caught some last minute sightseeing at Nikolsky and Kazan Russian Orthodox churches and a Jewish Synagogue. We finished our time in St Petersburg with a walk down Nevsky Prospekt, apparently one of the most famous streets in Russia. Our overnight train to Moscow awaits us at Moskovsky Station. Phrase of the day: There's the street we need to go down...Горо 93;овая. Ropoxobar? No no, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsSokos Hotel Olympia Garden St. Petersburg
About 20 to 30 minutes to walk to city centre which is good considering the size of the city but for the weak at walking, the subway is readily available. Gorgeous hotel, great breakfast, wonderful service.
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