Izmailovo Beta Hotel
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... very pompous, with marble and statues. It is also the world’s deepest metro system with around 80m under the ground. Not to forget: there is free Wifi ;-) Probably it is also one of the most crowded metro system. People are very pushy, it is hectically and of course all directions are only in Cyrillic.
We started the day with the Free Walking Tour. First station was the house of the Romanov family and their ...
... embarrassing! Once in our carriage we found our cabin where our bags were waiting. The cabins are very nice, but of course very small, and unpacking was quite a challenge, deciding what to keep out and what to leave in
the suitcases which are stored elsewhere. After some juggling we were able to fit everything in. Meanwhile the train left and we had started our journey. The train is very long, has 2 ...
... thud. Alexey and the Cossack look impressed and that's good enough for us. The whole experience only cost us £25 each and is an early highlight of the trip - it was great fun and helped with the culture shock as we were able to communicate mostly through actions and a few words of each other's language. After paying, we went to leave, but Alexey saw someone he knew who spoke English and stopped us in the doorway so that we could finally have a conversation. We ...
... ready to take the metro to the hotel.
As it was already early afternoon we decided to stop for lunch in the posh Italian café/restaurant near the hotel before going up. Diney and mum ordered a tuna salad, Dad a calzone and me a pumpkin soup with goat’s cheese. When the food arrived the tuna was raw (intentionally), so it was lucky that I had also chosen something that was gluten free as she doesn’t eat raw fish and we could swap.
... a whole I see great growth in Russia.
On side note and personal story, tonight Wiebke and I went to McDonald's for a quick dinner. It was quite the challenge because the entire menu was in Russian Cyrillics. I was lucky that my order was taken on the first try, but I wish I had taken a picture of his face when he greeted me in Russian and I ordered with my southern drawl. It was priceless. Wiebke's order was a bit more complicated for him, but luckily someone helped with her ...