Holiday Inn Moscow Sokolniki
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... recruits and a presentation ceremony.
We joined to queues at the Kremlin ticket office and after half an hour or so were told there were no Armoury tickets left. The Armoury is where the treasures accumulated over centuries are housed and they limit the number of tickets available each day.
Instead we decided to do the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour. ...
... may have been a sign in Russian indicating whether it had been relocated or was closed for the season, but we couldn't understand any of it. We asked at hotels and passing tour guides about where the tourist information office was and they all thought it was still in the Patriotic Museum. This is Russia.....In the afternoon we visited The Armoury within the Kremlin, a very large museum with more church iconography; room after room ...
Overcast drizzling rain & windy today. Walking tour of Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery today which was founded in 1397. Now an impressive museum housing Russian icons. 1497 icons of paintings of evangelists Gold embossed royal doors only about 150cm high covered with precious stones Embroidered icons Robes sewn with silver & gold thread. Crosses, bibles, & septum of silver Embroidery cloth ...
... 2) Russian People would be obnoxious and particularly unhelpful (based largely on our experience obtaining our visa) It was almost as if word was sent out that Adam and Helen were coming and you better prove them wrong because, about this, we really could not have been more hasty in our judgement. In fact, it is now at the stage where if we stand looking lost with a map in our hands for more then 10 seconds in a crowded place I would be disappointed if no one comes ...
... stations as we wearily head towards the hostel, but they are quite something, as we would see later. We arrive at our hostel and it is on the top floor of a small apartment building. There are building works going on in the stairwell and it looks like a death trap (just see the photos!). We get to the door at the top and there is no sign. I try the handle and the door doesn't open. We feel a little deflated, until a lady appears at the door and starts ...