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Leaving the Katerina City hotel at 3pm as arranged, with our Go Russia driver and with our new traveling companions: two retired Malaysian sisters and an elderly English gentleman from Henley-on-Thames, we made our way through busy traffic, the remains of the night's snowfall and a cold drizzle to Kazanskaya Station. Our driver took us to the area of the station where our train would be and with more than an hour to spare before the ...
... who would prove invaluable the following morning, and laid my head on the pillow as the melancholic Russian landscape continued to pass by out the window. 5 June 2014: The train arrived in Moscow this morning, so we gathered our belongings and joined the mass exodus of people scurrying from the station. Like ambivalent herds of cattle, everyone shuffled their feet, jostled for position, and followed the one in front of them, myself included. Luckily, the one in front ...
... excellent English translations, and it was really quite well priced, around 400r ($16AUD) for a main. The food was fantastic, Jess and I both ordered pork medallions - mine with gorgonzola and hers with bacon - and Jess' even came with broccoli so she was over the moon. I've never known someone to like broccoli as much as Jess! Our waitress did have some trouble with English. When we asked if the Apple Strudel came with Ice Cream, she answered in Russian ...
... of course VODKA. Now, onto our 101 hour train journey.
Things we've learned -
Russian people do actually look 'hard'
The rollerblade is still a very popular form of transport in Moscow.
The Lada is still a very popular form of transport in Moscow.
Claire's shoulders still get sunburnt, even in Moscow.
Dave's Transport stats so far:
Planes used - 1
Buses used - 1
Trains used - 1
Metros used - 1
We'd been looking forward to Moscow for many reasons - no train for 3 days and 2 nights being one of them - so after we arrived on the early morning train, we lost no time in checking into our hotel (built for the 1980 Olympics and not seen much in the way of upgrading since!) and jumped on the subway straight into the city. Despite the size of the city, we found most things fairly close at hand - Red Square and the Kremlin to name only 2 - but still ventured out and about on ...