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... best, Louis Vitton, Armani, Hermes etc. I went up to the third floor where there was an inexpensive cafe Fletcher and I had eaten at in 2008. There, for about $6, I had a beef noodle roll(a bit like Chinese lasagne) and a beer. They also provided clean toilets.
Refreshed I returned to the square and its throng of tourists but then headed back out to an underground shopping mall we had found in 2008. I was looking for a supermarket to buy some tonic water to go with ...
... that it wasn't crowded at all, so that I could see more buildings and streets without people as background.
At last I turned out to be near another boulevard. Buying an icecream and walking it down was awesome! I saw some old people playing a special cheese. Interesting but I couldn't understand after watching for five minutes. One of the best way to know about a country was to see what local people are up to. ...
... called Cathy. There was yet more waiting on the Russian border with further passport and visa checks, resulting in us not crossing the border until around 9pm! However, as we crossed into Mongolia we were wished a pleasant journey by the customs officials and saluted by a row of soldiers! Such nice people... hopefully a sign of things to come!!!
For the final leg of our epic journey across Siberia Tubbz and I remained in ...
... the courage to follow further. This country may have tried to be totally secular, but faith is still very much alive, in both young and old.
Found the local barber (250 Ru = $7) and a shoe store for new shoe laces (50 ru = $1.40). Prices in the American style hotel/Restaurant (Tourist/ Business sector) are up there, but you get out of that stream and they are very reasonable!
Will try to prepare for tomorrow. Thanks so much for your notes.
... videos on Youtube if you Google "Moscow Festival of Lights 2012"
I did not take these video but we were present during these few minutes of the light show.
1) Video on Youtube
2) Video on Youtube