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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
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... lived, and the way that the poor or even the "middle class" lived it doesn't surprise me at all that socialist, or even communist, movements were so strong at around the turn of the 20th century. I could even see myself being a bit of a Commie, had I been put in that situation.
Political and social philosophy aside, we moved on from the Armoury to the rest of the Kremlin. The rest of the Kremlin basically means churches! Lots of churches!! Two things struck us more than ...
... The cold is not too bad in short bursts when you can get inside and warm up. We went to The Red Square, Kremlin, Lenin moseluem and Gump department store. The city is surprising easy to get around and very modern. The people are nice but they do not smile and the do not like to line up, they just push ...
... for example the coffee house chains, including the Russian ones, are about twice the price of the UK even out of the major tourist areas. There are some self service cafeterias that are a more reasonable price but they tended to be unobtrusive, just a discreet doorway. Wine in most places in the main areas was very dear about £10/12 a glass for the cheapest, and meal prices were similarly priced.
Service tends to be leisurely, and it is practice ...
... having heard your accent and noticing that you have no idea what they're saying. It kind of makes you feel like your being scolded a little bit, but again throw a shrug and a smile and you'll usually get a good laugh from them back.
So, every morning going to my language school on the Metro, I see the masses in clothes and shoes that are on their last threads and holy soles (like that pun?), while, when getting off the ...
... there was a reasonably priced cafe for lunch . It started to rain late afternoon. It was heavy rain so for dinner we went to a Chinese restaurant which was right next to the hotel. Not our first choice but at least we didn't get too wet. We had an early dinner as we were doing a tour of Moscow at night. It was really raining hard which was such a shame as it would have been a spectacular sight. We drove up to a lookout point and got out to see ...