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Get the overnight train to Moscow which was pretty basic but I'm told is luxury compared to what is to come. After checking in to hotel Akademicheskaya (AKA: Гостиница Академическая, try finding that on the map) get the Metro to the city centre, the underground stations (Brown line in particular) are amazing with chandeliers and mosaics and statues …
MOSCOW, RUSSIA After more than two weeks and 10,000 miles from Japan, I finally made it to Europe, and to one of the most expensive cities in the world: Moscow. If I had not visited the countryside of Russia, I would have been fooled into believing that Moscow represented the Russian standard of living. Wide boulevards, majestic neoclassical …
After a lovely breakfast, we got started on the day. Our first stop was the Kremlin. We saw the outside of Putin's office, the Cathedral of the Dormition, the Cathedral of the Annunciation, and the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael. This also brought us to the quote of the day. "They whistle three times and then they shoot".
... and way too much food. Way too classy for me and old knucklehead! Continuing on with the theme of "immersing one's self in the culture" - Dig tried the oven baked Sturgeon for breakfast ( the fish that produces caviar). Not much makes old iron guts "gag" but that was pretty close. Speaking of him, he didn't do anything dumb today and (God bless him) he walked for over an ...
... been a bronze medallist in the javelin. The surprise was in second place when Kimberley Mickle of Australia improved her best performance three times. More name dropping, Sally Pearson & Dani Samuels who were only sitting 3m from us were very excited. Another Australian really cracked me up yelling out to Kimberley, ‘You can do it, You can do it, You can do it’ & then he added ‘All night long’.
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