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... long lines for check in. We almost get to the top of the queue and they close it without explanation (due to technical problems we hear later) and have to move 6 counters away. Luckily we keep our place as Cheryl had moved quickly to follow check in person when they moved. Also long lines for security checks ... most thorough so far. Finally could rest awhile before boarding our Finnair flight. Another story ... checked at gate ...
... and of course the arms, armour, weapons, etc. that you would expect in a place called "The Armoury". The thing that blew me away the most though was the opulence of court life. I had of course read about it, and as vaguely aware but I don't think the full scale of the finery, and extravagance sunk in until I saw these examples of it. We actually discussed it in some detail as we wandered around for the rest of the day; noting the incredible disparity between the way that ...
Well the train journey wasn't that bad.
I was travelling Kupe - 2nd class, which is 4 people to a compartment.
There was a young Australian lad in my compartment who was on a world tour and on his way home via Vladivostock and Japan.
He was having a nervous breakdown as he thought he was going to miss the train and had difficulty finding the train station and train.
I think he had also ...
... that I had failed to understand correctly. This would therefore be the first time (i'm sure of many) where we forced to call upon our secret weapon; namely, Helen's fearless ability to ask questions of complete strangers while I stand awkwardly in the background feigning obliviousness. Sure enough, armed with a sentence that was written for her in Russian by Elena she approached a poor Moscovite sap who was about to find that he would be wasting the next stress filled ...
... empty plates as they occur rather than wait for everyone to finish. The food we had was all very good, whilst with our guide we had some excellent Russian fare, the restaurants near Red Square tended to be more international with a leaning towards Italian.
Traffic is horrendous, office hours seem to start at 10 am so rush hour starts later and seems to last all day. There are numerous underpasses for crossing the road, a few of which have rails ...