Vasilievsky Solo By Sokos Hotel
- Airport Transportation
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Room service
- High-speed internet in room
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... of ********s in each direction so it gets really noisy. Since the road is so dangerous, everyone who is not in a car uses the pavement - cyclists, skateboarders, scooters, etc. Also on this several miles long street are about three thousand "erotic massage" places. For each massage place there are two people on the street giving out business card sized flyers and trying to entice passers-by. The whole thing is ...
... main garrison for Peter the Great's troops to protect the harbour from marauding Europeans. More beautiful European style architecture here, of which Peter was a big fan of. We both love a good prison so we took a stroll through the Trubetskoy Prison and learned about the Bolshevik revolutionaries and the Tsar's senior men, post revolution, who were sent there. The Red Terror was talked about, essentially the army's hit squad sent out to ...
... stop at pedestrian crossings only if they feel like it :-)
The smell from the drains compete with the smell of fresh coffee and cakes from the numerous Kafes. An afternoon coffee with cake is an important social event. I've never seen so many people walking around with bunches of flowers and at the train station - visitors brought flowers for those they were visiting and the hosts brought flowers ...
... but not complaining as it seemed to work. The train journey itself was an eye opening experience. Got a bit weird when the reasonably young russian girl who was sharing our cabin started to get quite friendly with our other cabin mate, a quite old man who claimed to have done every decathlon under the sun and is now the coach for the German Olympic football team....not the people I had in mind to meet on our travels. Never mind, in Moscow now. TTFN, Christine and Tom ...
... are generally white with luxuriant gold-leaf trim while later rooms are decorated in the classic style that Catherine preferred, using less gold and more color and include a Wedgwood room.
The original palace was partially destroyed and gutted by the Germans during World War II. Some of the furnishings have been recovered and it has been carefully restored to make it as close to the original as possible. The present Amber Room is ...