Hotel Izmailovo Alfa
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Sverre and I arrived at the hostel at about 12pm, we were greeted by a very helpful hostel worker who for some reason wore bunny ears. We both had a much needed shower and then found a bakery for lunch. For the rest of the afternoon we chilled out at our hostel which was funny enough called "Chillax Hostel". I was still recovering from the cold so I was happy relaxing on the couch watching Russian TV. That night we decided to go out for dinner, something gourmet since ...
... founded in the early 16th century, which contains several churches and chapels and a cemetery, and is surrounded by high fortress walls. The daughters and sisters of the czar's were sent here, as they were considered to be unmarriageable (the czar didn't want any potential usurpers, and there were no citizens of Russia deemed "worthy" of the sister or daughter of the king). Peter had his sister held here after an aborted attempt to unseat him. The buildings inside ...
... where the athletes come after their race, then nearly didn't move when the first 100m semi finished and they came through. Oops. Some shots of athletes coming and going, while I just did a bit of spotting-Monsieur camera, ici Chambers. With a gap before the final I went for some food in the press box and to excite my inner fan boy a little more, Steve Cram came in and sat in front of me. I'd just read a friend posting on Facebook about Colin Jackson holding a pen on ...
... of tourists, and some of the best Russian posing that we had seen so far on the trip.
By this stage the group had bonded and had started to take the **** out of the tour guide and her red flag. I am not sure whether she particularly liked the ribbing… or us doing Russian poses.
We stopped to watch the changing of the guards at the Eternal Flame commemorating WWII. Olga told us that they specially choose the guards from the Presidential elite who ...
... Red Square and look up at the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral, with the startlingly blue sky as a backdrop. It is a place I have wanted to go ever since I decided I wanted to learn Russian. Along one side of Red Square stands one of the walls of the Kremlin and Spasskaya Tower (the main entrance), St. Basil’s Cathedral stands at one end, GUM (the State Department Store) stands across from the Kremlin, and the Russian Historical Museum completes the ...