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I walked through the empty early morning streets of Moscow, once I had arrived at the unsociable time of 5.30AM, marvelling at the huge buildings from Soviet days past rising up everywhere around me, not necessarily tall but like enormous rectangular lego bricks. Checked in and dumped my bag at Chillax hostel (anything but), and headed off for a free walking tour of the city led by the exuberant Olga. I had arrived in Russia knowing little of it's busy history ...
... a massive building down one side of the square was in fact a department store called GUM which is apparently the most expensive department store in Russia. We thought great, we can save heaps of money here by going in but not buying anything! Again extremely impressive as a building and with all the décor including fountains etc. (See Photo’s). We nearly bought dinner there but saved heaps more by not!
Arrived back to our leafy suburb in the north ...
... explored the Moscow Metro and some of its 250 stations. Although some of our group had problems counting the number of stops, we all made it to the right stations. We were impressed with the murals there.
We then ate a wonderful lunch and went to Red Square. We walked around St. Basil’s Cathedral (“the most beautiful wedding cake ...
... while also buying souvenirs. I stopped at the post office to investigate shipping costs back to the US. This was where I think I have had one of the funniest experiences while in Russia…after realizing that the shipping costs were cheap for my box of nesting dolls (your welcome mom), I then proceeded to grab another box, take off my coat leaving only a tee-shirt underneath, and stuff it into the box before presenting it to the lady with a ...
... and more churches, cathedrals, bell towers and history lessons! Yes, we even saw Mr Putin arrive for work in his helicopter. In the afternoon we took a river trip - which was really good in that it gave us time to reflect and piece it altogether.
From the above we hope that you get the message that we are extremely impressed with Moscow itself but will be well pleased when we are away from the surly service.