Hotel Savoy Moscow
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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After our early night the night before (in bed at 6pm) it got to 4am when we knew that we couldn't sleep anymore. The sun had already been up for almost an hour so we figured it was a great chance to get our people-free photos. So up and showered we left the hotel at about 5am in full daylight and found a 24hr cafe about 100m from the door of the …
... building is extremely highly decorated. In many there is barely an inch left bare, with paintings of saints, and stories from the bible depicted on every surface except the floor. And then there are no chairs. Although services can last up to 2 hours, people stand up, regularly crossing themselves, but not necessarily at the same time as each other. There is continual chanting, usually a single male lead, and a collection of mixed voice response. We've been in churches where ...
... only held once a year at St. Basil's, the rest of the time it is a place for tourists. We learned that in Russian Orthodox churches there are no seats, worshipers stand, which is considered a more humble posture before God. The services we saw in other churches consisted of the priest chanting prayers with occasional antiphonal responses from the people and frequent making of the sign of the cross. St. Basil's really is great.
Last night, after 4 nights on the train and eating ramen noodles for most of it, we ate dinner out. After looking at a few menus that were entirely in Russian with no pictures, we found a nice looking cafe with an English menu. But it was quite expensive, mains were 1200 each (about $40AUD), and that seemed high for a cafe. Across the road Jess saw somewhere that had been mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide called Buddha Bar, and we were about to try for ...
Up at 5.30am, we trotted off to the Metro all packed up, but Metro says NO!! Entrance is gated and closed, we are clearly too early for the St Petersburg public transport. Hailed a mini cab instead, to Moskowskaya train station to catch the Sapsan, a fast train to Moscow. Very smooth, comfortable train and we arrived in Moscow 4 hours later to yet another fine day. This is 15 days straight ...