Travel Blogs from Moscow
The trek is about to begin across the Trans Siberian to Beijing. I am afraid I will go through withdrawal from being cut off from the internet for several days straight. I have plenty of books and a pack of cards to (hopefully) keep me busy though!
I have been looking at youtube videos of people that have already taken similar rides over several days and it looks pretty good. If I ever do this again during ...
... hat or even no hat and just their coat collar turned up. However, they never gave me a second glance and it wasn’t long before I forgot I was wearing it.
When we arrived a Paveletskaya Metro station, Roisin was already heading for the bus timetable. Not knowing which buses or trams went where she came away defeated and resigned herself to making one more trip down the escalators from hell (rather than TO hell!!). I tried to lighten the burden by telling ...
... although like
the rest of our pot noodle and soup type food, very salty! A bit of
first night entertainment was provided by one very drunk russian lady
who seemed to particularly like Paul and tried telling us in some
broken english about her friend working something and going
somewhere... We had to really encourage her to go back to the food
carriage as she started following us out, saying she can tell us the
rest the next day...never saw her ...
... he and Debbie for making the final. Sally Pearson looked good in the early rounds of the 100m hurdles but she is coming back from injury and was beaten by Rollins from the USA. She still ran a season best in the final and got the silver medal. The men's 200m was all Usain Bolt. He even slowed down over the line and still ran 19.66. What an athlete.
On the social side of things we went to the Oceania Area luncheon ...
... a cheat or ignorant of the rules for the game he plays. Similarly with the walk, the rule is that one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times; but as judged with the naked eye. So slow-mo may show much, but is only relevant for interest. Heffernan's win was hugely popular, and he made his final lap plus of the stadium a celebration. He and the other medallists cold cavort a little, but many other finishers could do no more than collapse ...