Purple Hostel

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

First night on the Train

A travel blog entry by carallan on Jul 13, 2014

18 photos

... spelling.

What should be stated though is that we have never experienced a more efficient subway system (as long as you know where you're going) anywhere else. A train appears at every station (one platform side one direction the other platform side the opposite direction) EVERY MINUTE. The speed they travel at is a bit scary but the tunnels are so narrow there is little likelihood ...

End of an epic train journey

A travel blog entry by guytang on Mar 03, 2014

7 photos

... whatever I happen to come across. The first thing I did was visit the Bolshoi to see if they had any performances for today or tomorrow, I wasn't too hopeful as it was the beginning of the week but thought I try my luck anyway. Unfortunately there was no performances so I didn't get to see the inside of the Bolshoi :( the outside looked amazing though. After the Bolshoi I went to the red square to do a little scouting for tomorrow, plus it was on the way back ...

A day of planning

A travel blog entry by almightyg73 on Oct 13, 2013

1 comment

... week or two involve while I rested up. I already have Irkutsk and Lake Baikal sorted for later in the week so I focused on Mongolia and what I want to get out of that. When I first lost my job back in April I realised how very lucky I was to have this opportunity to fulfil my dreams of travelling and seeing more of the world but as my trip is progressing that is playing on my mind a lot more when you see people less fortunate than yourself and I need to ...

Coming of Age

A travel blog entry by allanmclaren on Aug 18, 2013

14 photos

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For the final session at the stadium we were once again inundated by the javelin fraternity for the women’s javelin. The favourite Maria Abakumova of Russia could only finish third which I hate to say you actually want Russians to lose because of the boorish crowd. Victory went to Christina Obergfell of Germany who has been runner up on three previous occasions. She is actually getting married to Boris Henry next month who ...

The Responsibility of Peoplehood

A travel blog entry by alleifer on Jul 26, 2013

1 comment, 25 photos

... synagogues, Hebrew, Israel, holidays, bar mitzvahs, etc.. Lisa, a social worker at Yesod recounted a story from her mother that in the 70’s, as a young professional, she did a favor for someone and walked into a synagogue and bought a Jewish calendar and sent it in the mail, not realizing the potential consequences. In the Soviet Union, that was a crime punishable by the loss of one’s job, apartment, and permission to live in the city. ...

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