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... of my carriage, and from that I figured out the route with only one change to get within walking distance of my hotel. I was tempted to rip it off the wall. But the trans-sib ( that's the slang we trans-Siberian travelers use to refer the the trans-Siberian Railway) does not arrive at a metro station, so I would first have to navigate myself to a metro.
So as I stepped off the train I was faced with a dilemma, ...
... all we saw was what must have been 100's of taxi drivers harassing people to go with them for the ride into Moscow. We knocked back several approaches as we looked for our driver who was meant to be holding our names on a sign.
Alas, there was no sign so we started to walk to the other end of the hall when I had a tug on my arm...it was our driver!
I have no idea how he knew it was us but the man must have a sixth sense or ...
... backpackers in the Hilton but everywhere is so expensive in Moscow we figured we may as well stay somewhere we know will be nice!! The hotel itself is one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters, huge neo-Gothic skyscrapers that were built as part of the Bolsheviks regenerated capital city when it got moved from St Petersberg back to Moscow in 1917 after the fall of the Tsars. We ended up taking an extended tour of the city after experimenting with the Metro ...
- Everything here is so. unbelievably. cheap. Ten euros was way too much money for my reservation and meals.
- Oddly, this is the nicest train station I've seen on my trip so far. It's quite new and modern, which was completely unexpected.
- Chisinau is home to one of the weirdest grocery stores I've ever been in - it's housed on the second floor of a circular building, and the entire thing is open and made of concrete. ...