Taleon Imperial Hotel
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Room service
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... a colourful and interesting history; tsars, revolutions, Lenin, Stalin. We learnt that 27 million Russians lost their life during WW11. On day one the weather reached 20, it was overcast and a bit windy, and at times there were brief showers. Day two was light rain in the morning and beautifully sunny although only 15. Ice on the Bay of Finland, the River Neva and in the canals had only melted at the end of April-early May and we were experiencing ...
Our kids love to tease us about how organized we are when traveling; one of those good- natured family jokes that benefit from repeat retelling. This trip will be different though as we haven't done much planning at all with the exception of Russia which was required to get a visa. The visa application form was an ordeal and required more than enough info for complete and lifelong identity theft. We were ...
... lunch", this time at a fairly new (and nice) restaurant. We had a salad (all the topping, no lettuce), a bowl of delicious mushroom soup, beef stroganoff and mashed potato, and apple strudel. A much better meal, although I suspect not what the "normal" people eat.
As promised, we stayed on the bus for the next stop, but got off to photograph the magnificent Church of the Spilled Blood - a church ...
We've had a marvellous 3 days with almost non-stop tours, and we're ready to sail away to a quiet spot. But the two palaces we toured today were worth seeing, though traffic was a bit of a downer. In the morning we went to the Summer Palace, also known as Catherine's Palace, so named not for Catherine the Great, but for Peter the Great's second wife, Catherine, known as Cinderella Catherine. When he tired of his first wife, he sent her to a nunnery ...
... is where we join our boat the Lev Tolstoy for our Russian river cruise.
Outside the station were lots of taxi drivers waiting for people to arrive on the trains. Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal seemed a little confused as to which taxi to choose but eventually chose a man with a taxi van that looked big enough to take all of us plus the luggage. The taxi van looked very old and Peter and I were secretly thinking that perhaps they had not made a wise choice however ...