Iris Congress Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
... artistic merit of subways with the dancers creating a map of the subways. Then it was the flags of the 202 competing nations being brought out. It was then the speeches with Russian chief President Putin turning up. His speech focused on the value of sport & how it promotes friendliness. I wonder if he ever did sport? So from one closing ceremony to another I close this blog for the day.
... which were used when the church was reconstructed 20 years ago. Next we headed past the beautiful State History Museum to Manezhnaya Square which features Hotel Moskva. The guide asked us, what's wrong with this building? Now being a drafty, I feel the pressure to answer these kind of questions, I mean, it's my job to analyse drawings. Luckily I was first to answer - the building isn't symmetrical! The theory goes that the architect had two elevation designs. ...
... regardless of length of journey. Sara had given us all a ticket that was good for five trips. As you approached the gate and touched the sensor pad with your ticket it displayed how many trips you had remaining, very simple. As for catching the train themselves there is no need to rush to catch your train, it is rare that you would have to wait at a station any longer than about two minutes for a train.
After navigating the metro, which included a change ...
... to all. However given the number of very expensive western boutiques, it's just as exclusive as ever. There is a good canteen style restaurant on the top floor.
A few of us went back to the red square at night and it was well worth the trip.
The following day Helena took us on another tour. This started at the Bolshoi ( Russian for large, as there is in fact a series of ballet venues there), why there was a precession ...
... well, and I landed in Moscow at about 9 this morning. Customs and passport control were a breeze, even in Russian, although I had to ask for repeats of a sentence or two. I found my transfer driver, and it took about an hour to get to the hotel, the Vega Best Western hotel in Izmailovo. After settling in I went for a walk for about 3 hours around the region here in Moscow. It's a bloody huge ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center