Barvikha Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Moscow
... only a few are working at the moment as the whole park is undergoing a huge renovation, replanting and spring clean. Would estimate that there are 50- 100 cleaners, painters, gardeners and plasterers working on it at the moment.
And of course - McDonalds on a prime site overlooking the gardens and opposite Red Square ! Gasping for a coffee ...
... all small crypt type rooms each a different church all really brightly painted like the exterior, Ian thinks it looks like 60's acid trip!!!
A few photos later...........we walk past a very sexy black triumph motor bike with a silver Bentley backdrop parked on the corner and go into the GUM shopping mall that now occupies the palace looking buildings. OMG! what a place.........3 separate 4 story parallel halls linked by bridges and each enclosed in its ...
... and it chucked it down for nearly all of our time there but good to see none the less.
We did manage to see a few sights - first stop being Burger King at Moscow airport to finally eat something to attempt to cure the hangover. It worked, but I should hope so at £10 a meal!
Things we saw;
- The Metro System - Feels like you're walking through a classic/communist art gallery without the art at each and ...
... sights. Our favorites were especially Red Square and the Kremlin. (I can't even believe I'm saying this!) We were all amazed and surprised by the visuals! In Red Square, we walk into this huge, fabulous building and what is it, but a 1,000,000 sf very high end shopping mall featuring GUM (rhymes with Boom) department store. The building was a former trade building built in 1896, consisting of ...
... in the kitchen... Oh my, I really hope they solved it now!
Some of our lunch breaks we had spent at local restaurants where they served local food and spoke Russian only. I had never eaten Russian food before, so it would have been nice knowing about what I would get into. Moreover, it would have been great to be able asking someone about what is what. Well, twice a failure. Charades did not help me out either and starting to do animal sounds just to figure out whether these ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center