Travel Blogs from Moscow
Today was very interesting, and the museums we visited were fascinating. However, before we discuss these, just a word about Moscow traffic. 15 million people live in the Greater Moscow area, and apparently every one of them drives a car. Today we experienced Moscow traffic at it's best (or should that be worst). The roads in Moscow radiate out from the centre and are joined by a series of ring roads that mark where the old city boundaries were. This is fine and the main roads are ...
... or b) realise there are NO signposted subways in Moscow!! After a small delay we arrive in Red Square to a stunning vista. This really is a beautiful place fenced in on all sides by beautiful and historic buildings. But nowhere cheap to buy a coffee... So we ventured to another part of town and stumbled upon the place where the trendy young Moscovites drink / smoke. Really makes you appreciate the smoking ban. But we enjoy the local vodka and end ...
... handed our passports and deportation papers and we flew to Dusseldorf with relief!
So frustrating dealing with the Russian officials. Clearly, we didn't have the required visa, but it was very difficult to get any information & we were never sure that they understood what we said. Fortunately we were greeted in a very friendly way in Germany by an official who told us "You are welcome".
... non-authorized or non-specializing travel agency for the tank museum tour could be the reason why you can not visit the military museum
... it-nope missed, check, turn, grab) and were run out of it-having led, the change saw them slip to 3rd, and as the next team, Germany perhaps, came up on his shoulder he responded. Unfortunately the need to chase meant both had burned their matches early and slipped down the field on the home straight. It was a slower heat than the others in any case. I headed down to the editing area after that, to see how comedy double act Jim and Ted do the quality control ...
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