Vasilievsky Solo By Sokos Hotel
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Packed up our gear, but luckily we were able to leave our big bags at the B & B for the day. Headed out with our back packs to go on the boat cruise that we didn't go on last night. Being a Saturday, there were people everywhere. Had to wait a while for the boat, but plenty of space, so we sat on the top. We didn't really know what to expect when it said "English Guide". We soon found out. We and a few others were given wireless ...
... only recently allowed tourist to visit their country – so that is why their rules to enter their country are so strict.
During our trip we also had other officials come through our cabin such as the customs officials. Peter and I didn’t mind this as it was much better than lining up and being checked as you do at airports. Next person to come through our cabin was the money exchange lady – but Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal had already ...
... was called “Britannia Rocks”. Beforehand, however, the entertainment team got everyone roused into a good old British singalong, with lots of patriotism and flag-waving. Everyone spontaneously stood up at the end to sing Land of Hope and Glory.
The show was absolutely brilliant. It showcased British pop and rock music through the decades ...
... loud laugh, saying, no, no, this isn't soviet times anymore!! So rather against our better judgement we took the pouches off, stuck them in my handbag and left it under our seat at the front of the bus. Climbing back in ten minutes later, we found the bus unlocked and deserted. It seems Nikolai was chatting to a friend in a nearby bus but was "of course" watching the bus!!! Great, so he'd have been able to give a great description of the thief to the cops. ...
... and visit chambers with sculptures. What makes this mine special is that many sculptures were carved and that it has church which is still used. The church is the highlight and very impressive. We walk down further tunnels and stairs to -130m to reach it. The kids enjoy the mine, specially licking the salt of the walls (why did the guide have to tell them!) The following day we travel to Auschwitz which is not simple when you're not part of a tour group. We bargain the price ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center