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... Video showing the destruction of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow:
Anyway, Did I mention it's expensive here? (I'm talking a $10 cup of coffee at one place). I had to figure out a few things about this riddle of a city: How does it function? Who and where are the lower and middle classes? How did it become the most expensive city in Europe having had a total ...
... of this section were made of wood. The Old Russian name for wood happens to be 'Kitay’, the same word for China!! The second theory is that the walls of the outer city were built by Italian engineers. The Italian name for city is Citta. This was then 'shoe-horned in to the Russian language and from this, morphed in to the word ‘Kitay’!!
After an expensive breakfast in a rather innocuous looking café, we met up with our guide, Elena at 10:45. We were ...
... the trip on the lift. Heights, combined with an old ski lift and my big ole self was not an equation I was up for testing. Tom wasn’t too sure of the ride either (or just didn’t want me to wait by myself) and we insisted they follow through on going on the lift while we relaxed nearby at a little outdoor café, grabbing something to drink and a place to sit and rest. The three of them went on the ride and returned safe and sound having enjoyed ...
... including the red sitting room, the Boudoir with orange floral wallpaper and a small bathroom containing a carved stone bath and into the very blue bedroom.
These rooms contained amazing French clocks which would certainly delight the experts on Antiques Roadshow!
The entire tour took us 6 hours, two hours longer than expected, as we had to wait for ages to be admitted to the palace but it was certainly worth it. We returned to the hotel, foot sore and weary ...
Hi everyone! We are still alive and well here in Russia. Sorry that we didn't have a chance to write anything yet. St. Petersburg was a complete blur and I've only now had a chance to sit down and write something in Moscow.
We arrived in Helsinki on Tuesday morning early. None of us had slept well on the plane, but we decided to take the bus into the city to see some things to kill the time. Our flight to St. Petersburg didn't leave until that evening. So we ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking