Purple Hostel

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

Naive expectations and 'wish theft' in Moscow

A travel blog entry by fonfe on Aug 24, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

... with a hint of aesthetic criticism. Indeed, it was in Red Square (Geek fact, Red Square is so called because the word for Red is the same as the word for beautiful in Russian....or at least I think that's what our guide said - i was getting hungry at the time!), where Helen experienced one of her most amusing moments of the trip, sitting on the grass verge outside the church of St. Basil - one of the many (many!) Russian churches that would not be out of place if ...

Moscow Part II: The People

A travel blog entry by brinndalton on Jun 11, 2014

26 photos

... between their beds. They may partake in the $10 coffee, or minimum $200 night on the town occasionally, but this is only to be seen briefly as equal to those with extraordinary wealth living nearby, and driving the cost of rent and luxury goods to such heights. Plus, they're arriving by train or bus and not in one of the foreign luxury cars parked on the streets in front of fashionable stores and cafes like the grand ...

Days 34-38 Moscow

A travel blog entry by tadtravels on Sep 06, 2013

63 photos

... in the day so it was time to head back to the hotel and rest up for the next day’s touring which Tanya from Moscow had said would include a lot of walking.

The next day we met Eugene and Tanya in the lobby and went with them to meet Lev and Tanya at a metro stop close to where we were starting the day. After meeting up with them we were on our way to see Moscow. Tanya from Moscow led the tour and was a non-stop source of information. She was ...

Fantastic Finale

A travel blog entry by mrsmac on Aug 18, 2013

10 photos

... a covered bridge, especially for pedestrians. Must be good in winter. We emerged into the suburb of Frunseskaya and found a small cafe, Coffee Mania, where we had lunch. Again, not a tourist place, but with reasonable prices and excellent service. A short walk from there got us to the local Metro and we returned to the hotel ready for the last session of the Championships.

This was to be a wonderful finale to what has been ...


A travel blog entry by johnnym on Aug 14, 2013

4 photos

... if worried they'd be checked in public. Moment of the afternoon came when we spotted Nadine 'she's got a pretty face' Muller and someone shouted to get a picture for Rob, whose quote that is. Steve went one better, bounding up to ask for a picture and being only momentarily checked by her hand keeping him out of the shot they were currently taking. Great picture, but even better is wondering whether she'll ever know that that funny English bloke in the hat ...

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