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... gazing out the window, approaching the third last stop before Moscow, I notice that the cities are getting bigger, more industry, more apartment blocks, more multilane roads. Dare I say it, more civilization. Aaaaah civilization, yes there across the road from the station the golden arches of McDonalds.
It is clearly still cold out there, if the cladding of the railway workers is anything to go by. But no snow. I ...
... what the hell we'd gotten our selves in to most of the time.
For the most part, I quite liked Moscow but the sheer number of people (approx 15 million) was a bit overwhelming and the language barrier certainly didn't help things.
Some final thoughts on Moscow:
- It is one big-**** city
- It isn't anything like the dangerous place I was told to expect
- Driving on the roads is dangerous as I'm not ...
... credit card only to be told cash only. No problem I will just nick to the ATM. At the ATM the card is inserted, buttons are bushed and the card is returned with a message unable to process transaction. Oh **** ! Oh ****! Earlier in the day we had taken out some cash for some souvenirs, then gone back and got some more the tour. The daily limit for some reason is only 7500 rubbles and I am not sure exactly how much we have withdrawn. Luckily I am able to get another 500 rubbles ...
... decision to launch a nuclear strike on the US would be carried out. We miss ed some introductory rooms and the history video (which would have been cool to see, but knowing enough about the time period it was not quite necessary.) What we did get was a frosty elevator ride down into the depths of the bunker accompanied by our gruff security guard, explanations and models of Soviet weaponry, a launch simulation that was impressively well done, complete with disaster lighting, ominous ...
He said "I fear for the future of my country. This socialism is driving the people into crisis! And what do the authorities do for them? Absolutely nothing! we open our doors to the public some nights for a meal with the people who haven't any food to feed their family with.
I then realized why the people were so introverted and inhospitable.