Taleon Imperial Hotel
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Room service
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... in fits. Our guide, who had just started to explain about the things we were going to see, had a total sense of humour failure and didn’t get what we were laughing at. Realizing that perhaps she couldn’t name that tune in 3, we explained that it was my national anthem or rather the Queen’s national anthem, but the guide, poor thing, was still not getting it!
We had a few minutes before the palace opened so visited the Palastkirch, the former family ...
... Babushka dolls were originally from Asia and they were males. Then Russia changed it to a woman and slightly altered the shape to reflect this. They are also called Matryoshkas not babushka.
We are about to depart and there are four other cruise ships docked here, we are the biggest. There is a battle of the horns going at the moment, no one can beat ours. All the other horns sound like …Well…horns….Ours sounds like the Love Boat ...
... attempted in Russia. However, during the second half of his reign Alexander II grew wary of the dangers of his system of reforms, having only barely survived a series of attempts on his life, including an explosion in the Winter Palace and the derailment of a train. Alexander II was finally assassinated in 1881 by a group of revolutionaries, who threw a bomb at his royal carriage.
The decision was taken to build a church on the spot where the Emperor was ...
... of yet, so we got over there just in time before it closed.
I’m so glad I didn’t miss seeing the inside of this church. It might be the most impressive church I’ve ever been in. It’s pretty big inside, but by no means the biggest church I’ve seen. The thing that blew me away was that there were no paintings inside the church at all. Not one. But everything in the church ...
... taxi. It was only about 1.5km to our hotel however we didn't know what to expect from Russia or how safe our neighbourhood was, especially with all of our cases. So we chose the safe option of taxi to the front door. $40 later (or 1200 Russian ruble) we were at our hotel door. Like Istanbul we had once again been 'taken for a ride' literally and metaphorically, however we had very little recourse. Luckily Erin had no idea how much we had actually spent on such a short taxi ride ...