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- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn –
I always seem to have a torrid night when I am away from home and know I have to get up at the crack of dawn for onward travel. I find I am constantly checking my alarm clock …
... We silently traipsed past Lenin, the body thereof. He was entombed and embalmed to be permanently on display for the people to worship. How successful the worshipping has been we are unsure. It is hard to get a sense of what the people really feel because of the language barrier. Our guide was quite skeptical and we got the feeling she loved her country but mourned the loss and damage done to the people by ...
... challenge was navigating the Metro system. This was made easier with the map of the metro that we cunningly tore out of the airport train's magazine and by a nice man who offered to help us (we obviously looked lost).
The Metro is very easy to understand and navigate, despite this, we managed to get off at the wrong stop (the stop before the one we needed) and ended up walking for about 45mins to the hotel that was supposed to be 5 mins from the Metro.
At the risk ...
... quick picture, but didn't want to get in trouble so I tried to be discreet.
The square is lovely and so familiar from New Year's Eve videos showing the square packed as they ring in the new year. Lenin's tomb, where he is preserved under glass and you can pay to see him (no, thank you), is on the south end of the square. The GUM department store, sort of a Russian equivalent of Herrod's, is on the north end. St. Basil's, probably the most famous church in Russia with ...
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