Travel Blogs from Moscow
... an indecisive nut job. But I'm sure that's just natural and soon it will sink in that we are living the dream. It's now just us two, our backpacks and an open road heading east ahead of us. For me, life does not get any better than the moment you cross a border into a new country. All the senses are instantly exposed. The smells, the language, the people, the food, the way of life-all new experiences and the anticipation of what this new place may bring-new experiences, memories, ...
... Something that has surprised me is just how many families seem to be involved. It's particularly noticeable amongst the sprinting brothers and sisters, and I tried to spot them in the relay teams; the Georges of *****ia, Sprungers of Germany, Borlees of Belgium. Marriages perhaps make pairings of good athletes less unlikely (in that as an elite athlete you hang around with elite athletes), but it is still cool that the javelin bronze medallists are married (the lady, Abumakova, was ...
... distance to the entrance of Red Square. On the way it was good to see the number of Cafes and shops with people out and about enjoying the atmosphere. There were also Disney characters from Shrek to Monsters Inc. interacting with the children and characters dressed as Stalin and Lennon performing for the crowd. It wasn’t quite what we had expected.
On entering Red Square we saw all the things we had come to see including the Kremlin and the ...
... very tight. After we had both rested we went for a stroll back to where I now knew the Metro was. We walked through a delightful park and emerged at the large shopping complex. After stopping for a drink and people watching, we tried to find a supermarket and eventually came across a small one directly opposite the hotel At least we finally got there. It did not stock tonic though!! We bought a couple of cans of beer instead.
Back at the hotel our friend ...
... of icons.
Red Square is impressive. It is ringed by St. Basil's Cathedral with its famous gaily patterned onion domes, the walls of the Kremlin, Lenin's tomb and the GUM department store. We spent most of the time taking pictures of St. Basil's and each other and a few minutes in GUM with its high end in-store boutiques among them, Hermes, Cartier and Dior. Mrs. Lenin, eat your heart out!
We check into the elegant Hotel ...
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