Purple Hostel

Address: 9/28 Pyatnitskaya str, Moscow, Central Russia, 115035, Russian Federation | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Moscow

Walking Tour of Moscow

A travel blog entry by hulleys on Sep 18, 2014

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... minutes on the Metro ! A great morning out made even more pleasurable by the knowledge and sense of humour of Zena the local guide.

After lunch our cruise is finally cruising as the ship left Moscow for Uglich, passing through a deep lock on the way.

We spent the afternoon dozing and reading in the sunshine on the upper deck and then joined a Russian class - albeit briefly as it was rather ...

Day 26 Moscow

A travel blog entry by jblackley on Jul 26, 2014

2 comments, 4 photos

... car, one the smoking car and so on. It had 10 carriages and the whole thing was no more than a centimetre tall and less than 30 centimetres long.

We also saw an amazing clock that belonged to Catherine the Great. It is called the Temple of Glory. Our guide Irina explained that she never knew why until she saw it in operation one day for the President of USA. Apparently when it opens up there is a waterfall of diamonds inside, the ...

Moscow - lost in translation

A travel blog entry by simonct on Aug 30, 2013

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... was reviewing the plans for the metro, and he left his coffee cup on the plan. When the engineers picked up the plan, they were too afraid to clarify whether Stalin intended them to build this brown line. Hence the circle line is known by Moscow people as the coffee stain line.

The metro in Moscow has been a target in the past for terrorist attacks. Another interesting fact is that on each platform there is a box where any bags left on the platform are put into to contain ...

WC final day

A travel blog entry by johnnym on Aug 18, 2013

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... it, so I allowed myself to keep accelerating as they did to get in a faster mile. About halfway in they went properly ahead, but then slowed and I closed, feeling pretty good about my pace-low 6s, for sure. Just then another runner came floating by, on the road to my path, making it look easy. I passed him a few hundred metres further on, so I suspect he was doing intervals but still, he must have kept to a decent pace to have stayed close enough to me that a rep was quick enough ...

Red Square

A travel blog entry by rachel21601 on Jul 27, 2013

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... Square where we have our group picture taken in front of the statue of Marshal Zhukov. We move on to 'Apple Hall', a gallery of Soviet modernist art for a look around and lunch. The centerpiece of the collection is a large open apple symbolizing Creation; Adam and Eve are in front with two enormous hands at either side of the door; the interior walls are covered in bas-relief sculptures depicting poses from the Kama Sutra. The apple was surrounded ...