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... and headed to Moscow. The train can reach 240+kms/hr. The trip took 4 hours 20 mins.
We went to our hotel which has excellent views over the river and views up to the Kremlin. Had some dinner at the hotel and then departed for a tour of Moscow by night. Red Square looked fantastic lit up as did the Kremlin. We hid behind a bridge pylon by the river and had vodka, champagne ...
... Yes, we were heading in the right direction but would we like to accompany her for the first half of our journey, she asked. We thanked her and feeling buoyant with our own navigational abilities, told her we would be fine. Mistake number 1.
There is never any point in asking me which way we should be heading. I have a hopeless sense of direction and am not wrong 50% of the time - but an amazing 99.9%. Our friend had disappeared and a decision needed ...
... factory not nuclear submarine) and an absolutely enormous Peter the Great statue.
We stopped at a small cafe in the middle of the park to rest our legs and quench our thirst. I had a strawberry milkshake, which was most refreshing, and Wendy had some spiced cherry punch. It looked like part of the cafe was being use for filming as there was camera equipment everywhere and people with walkie talkies milling about. We finished ...
... and I think the curry sauce was thickened with wheat because I woke up with cramps early the next morning.
Dinner last night in a dark faux Bavarian type heavy wood restaurant was the best food so far. I had Masterchef quality salmon with cream and caviar sauce served on grilled capsicum and courgettes. Heavenly! . Terry had pork fillet with pickled cabbage and we both had vodka shots of course, vodka is half the price of any other ...
... really a shame because the animal acts weren't required to make this a really entertaining show. In fact, these acts seemed to steal from the pace of the show. I wanted them to quickly end so they could continue with the good stuff. I wondered how many of the locals thought the same. After the circus, I rode the Metro back to the apartment. Before heading upstairs, I walked around the corner for a doner kebab. It was the best food I had yet experienced in Russia. 7 ...