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... the same train from Ekaterinburg so we might meet again.
Tom (the Aussie) is on the train for another 3 days and 2 nights.
Anyway 6 hours later and I was in Ekaterinburg.
The first thing I noticed was that it was cold.......really cold.
I made my way to the hostel which was on the 8th floor of an apartment building.
It was really nice.
So, that was Monday afternoon and ...
... only be two between St. Petersburg and Moscow), and speed, which reached as fast as 230 kilometers per hour (143 mph).
Joyce tried to sleep, but had a hard time finding a comfortable position.
There wasn't much to see from the train, just lots of farmland and forests, with a smattering of small villages in the distance.
Upon arrival in Moscow, we were hustled aboard a pair of buses for a ride to a relatively ...
... day at the train station buying tickets to Vladimir, as we are still unable to purchase Online. Afterwards, as planned, we hit the Kremlin and spent about 3-4 hours there. It is the capital of Russian and was the capital of the Soviet Union, as well as the former capital of Russian prior to Peter the Great. Kremlin means fortress in Russian and I suppose this fortress is the greatest in all of Russia. There are way too many old cathedrals within the Kremlin walls, ...
I was awoken abruptly as we were pulling into Moscow Kieyvsky Station at about 6.30 as the Russian lady in our compartment tapped me on the shoulder, "Passport, Passport!" Shortly after, the border control man appeared in the doorway, after quickly checking the Russian and the Ukrainian passports, he started studying ours pretty intensely. This was always the border crossing that we were a bit worried about (and China), but to be honest I was half asleep ...
... passports and might I add a couple of challenges during the trip as well that both Cathy and I have had to support each other through. So....Cathy when we next catch up we will be enjoying a bottle of orange bubbles together as it was the one thing that wasn't ticked off the list whilst we were on our adventure together. It has been a blast and a super big thank you for the invite....next time pick somewhere that we don't need visas for. ...