Sweet Moscow Hostal

Address: 51 ulisa Arbat , Moscow, Central Russia, 10051, Russian Federation | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Moscow

Suzdal, Vladimir to Moscow

A travel blog entry by pruzka on Jun 03, 2015

23 photos

... lacquer boxes. Apparently when the soviets prevented the icon painters from painting those they turned to lacquer boxes, made of papier mache and hand designed representing daily life, they are hugely expensive and well sort after. So began the long trip back to Moscow, meant to take 3 hours it took a good four,mainly because of an accident miles up the highway near the city itself. two cars had scraped each other. The drivers were standing talking ...

We Get Hopelessly Lost in Moscow...

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on May 12, 2015

13 photos

... from room to room inspecting the artwork. A lot of it was of religious works, with depressing scenes of doom and gloom, or more madonnas with child. The works were of their time, dark and dreary which did not add to our Mood du Jour. We did however very much enjoy the lovely paintings of Van Gogh, Degas and Matisse - although the display of these works was very limited.

We are certainly not art experts but we generally very much enjoy art museums. ...

Sergiev Posad

A travel blog entry by aussiebloke51 on Aug 21, 2014

4 comments, 8 photos

... would have been pleased to think I made a pilgrimage to his shrine. We then went outside the town to another place to see a cave monastery. It was here that learnt that cave monasteries are man made. Following the example of the desert monks of the early church in Egypt and Palestine who lived in natural caves the monks here dug their own many metres underground and lived in areas about 2 metres square. As other joined them, each digging their own, small underground ...

Dinner with Lenin

A travel blog entry by jobloor on Jul 14, 2014

8 photos

... and it was a very interesting visit. The next two churches along the road were being renovated so we walked to Lubyanka Square where the KGB HQ is being renovated, along with the large children's shop which was ironically situated next door to it! A walk back or Red square along the newly pedestrianised Nikolskaya Street, and dinner in Bosco cafe overlooking Lenin's Mausoleum, he didn't contribute much to the conversation but a lovely meal despite the shocking ...

Trans-Siberian/Mongolian; part one

A travel blog entry by paulandmaria on Sep 17, 2013

15 photos

... well, with the soup type stuff we had working
in the plastic bowls we had. SPORKS worked brilliantly too for this;
as well as snacks like crisps, crackers, tinned fruit, chocolate.
Another failure though, apart from the porridge was our 'couscous'.
Turns out was like a stock that was undrinkable! Avoid!

The russians obviously use this train a lot as all ten of them
(ver the course of our three day trip on and off in our cabin) seemed

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