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... s are interred in the Kremlin walls with gold plaques marking the spot.
Anyway, inside, it was pitch black and after going down some steps we all walked in silence past the embalmed body of Lenin, dressed in a black suit.
It was much the same as seeing Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Even the Mausoleum was similar.
Back in Red Square, I went to see St Basil's Cathedral.
Fantastic from the outside but not as good on the inside as other churches.
The highlight was ...
... watching a famous tourist spot in Moscow where it is said to be good luck to throw coins over your shoulder while making a wish. What is not said is that there will also be several opportunistic individuals waiting to simply collect these coins as soon as they land and to effectively steal your wish! Helen was, in particular, so fascinated by this that it was only when she was distracted by two very small and cute little bunnies....sorry Brendan......that she could ...
... and numbered) and the world has adopted the Arabic numbers as its standard. Otherwise, I would never had made it to my hostel. I sense immediately that Russia is recently (relatively recently) experiencing foreign travel and business, because the English explanations and directions are somewhat limited. It's a bit presumptive to expect English descriptors, but do they ever make it easier ...
... The next thing I knew I was surrounded by three boys of various ages wanting to watch me play iPad games. It was a little distracting but I didn't mind, and the stylish lady from our cabin had a laugh. For the next couple of days the blonde boy would make not-so-subtle passes of our cabin to see if I was playing games again. After the stylish lady got off at a station, an older man and a girl about our age jumped on. The girl didn't speak any English, but the older man spoke excellent ...
I have arrived in Moscow. I landed at Vnukovo airport, which was a nice change of pace from the last times, when I went through Domodedovo airport. There to pick me up were Yuri and Larisa, acquaintances of my Russian teacher back home. It surprised me to find that driving from the airport to their appartment took almost as long as driving from my house to the airport this morning. This surprised me since both Vnukovo and the ...