Garden Ring Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
... Around seven I finally emerged and wandered to the restaurant-pectopah-car, where you can sit and have a £3 beer whilst assailed by the music and flashing lights of a mini vw beetle some passengers have brought in to sit on the table with them (your experience may differ, electronic annoyance not completely guaranteed). Sod it, it's not even really annoying in a foreign country, I can just chalk it up to foreign experience. The beer, baltika, was cold and good, ...
... English is perfect even though she kept claiming that she forgot much of it. Gorky Park was highly recommended among tourists, but Sarah held the opposite opinion. It was just a park, and she was right. Nothing special so I fell into the trap of "I have been here". It is a good place though for the local people to hang out, especially among young people. Sunny day plus the the good mood of first being in Moscow, the time spent in ...
... mind when people hear the word. When people hear “Kremlin,” they think the center of Russian politics, and indeed, it is the Moscow Kremlin that served as the heart of the Russian empire during the first century of the Russian Tsars (during the time of Ivan the Terrible) and then once again as the epicenter of power during the Soviet Union. Over the centuries the Kremlin survived numerous invaders, from the Tartar Mongols to Napoleon (during the War of ...
... which meant a lot of murals that showed the people in their various jobs and being congratulated by important soldiers. Of course some of the paintings were a bit exaggerated like the one that showed a woman holding up a radish or turnip that was about the size of a small German Shepherd. Well, maybe after Chernobyl?
Our last station was a more modern station which just had a ...
... and discovered that we were in one of the newer trains which included a plug socket, fairly comfy seats and bed and a blackout blind. Sadly there was no private bathroom and not a sign of a shower in sight, but at least we were only sharing the bathroom with 14 other people rather than 30+ in second or third class. Our rather middle class version of this journey is probably much duller than it would have been had we decided to sleep on a shelf in third ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet