Holiday Inn Moscow Vinogradovo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Refrigerator in room
- TV Channel One Russia
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... to finish our time in the city. It was nice enough, but nothing special.
Culture was the order of the evening then, as we headed out for the final time to the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. I hadn't even been to a gallery before just for the sake of it (as in not to see a specific exhibition or similar) so that's another experience I suppose! The gallery was nice enough, again audio guides were the way to go. There were some embarrassing moments as the little Russian grandmas ...
... probably guess the ending to this story already. The pints in the bar we went to were 100 roubles each, which at the current exchange rate is about $2. The music wasn't to my taste but the people were friendly, I was having fun, and in true Russian style, we got on the Vodkas... and this is where it goes sideways... I'd been chatting to this gorgeous girl called Anastasia for most of the night, and she didn't speak a word of English, so the conversation was basic to say ...
... the instructions! 3) We would inevitably get lost/not be allowed in the country/miss our train and get frustrated by the unhelpful locals Having negotiated our way through immigration successfully (as we bloody should have done given the amount of grief we were given in getting our visas in the first place!), we spent the day before our train left running through the likely scenarios if for whatever reason our train tickets were invalid; all of which amounted to ...
... Moscow. Our cruise partner who booked the flight, and FinnAir, had assured us that they run this route every day and the 35 minute layover was no problem. Given our strong preference to fly into Moscow's northern airport and avoid the 3-4 hour commute across the city to our ship terminal from the southern airport, and based on assurances we received on the flawlessness of this connection, we were willing to take the risk.
Started after breakfast at 10 & met Helen, our 40ish, friendly guide who took us first to Red Square outside the Kremlin. After an explanation of the history of the place we stopped outside St Basil’s cathedral which apparently is 5 churches under a single roof & she explained that the custom was to build a church to celebrate a victory rather than a memorial. From there we drove to a lovely park outside the walled ...