Taleon Imperial Hotel
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- Room service
- Babysitting service
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... but I would hate to eat it cold.
The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death. Originally a modest two-story building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence. Starting in 1743, the building was reconstructed by four different ...
... our way back we caught a cab, so half of our trip was cut to a shorter travel time! Perfect, and the driver didn't drive like a maniac, bonus!!! As we got off our bus that dropped us off by the metro, no one said thank you to the driver. I found that very odd but wasn't surprised. As I exited the bus I yelled Spasibo! To which the driver responded, pozaliysta ( you are welcome ) Wow! I didn't think he would respond (as drivers don't really ever speak ...
... Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood. This is one of the churches that adorn the Russian travel brochures - its eye catching colourful domes are hard to resist. I have to say we were all impressed. It is an architectural marvel and its domes magnificent - so well worth the visit.
This was followed by a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Vasilievsky (St Basil’s Island) and last but not least before lunch was St. Peter and Pauls Fortress ...
... St. Petersburg became his capital and his gateway into Europe. Gold, fur, timber and (later) coal wealth morphed into shipbuilding, trade and industrial revolution wealth, supported and protected by globally significant armies and navies. According to Wikipedia, Tsar Nicholas II’s wealth at his 1917 overthrow was over $300 billion (in today’s dollars) making him the richest person on the planet.
Russian history intersects with Jewish ...
... my bed for the night is the Church on Spilled Blood, shining in the cold, dark sky. As luck would have it, found myself a vegetarian restaurant where I had Russia's finest Carrot cutlets and 'bliny' (pancakes). I need to learn the Cryillic alphabet fast because I have no idea what any of the signs mean and haven't had this much trouble with understanding what people are saying since I cycled through Scotland. Temperature update - Lowest temperature felt today: ...