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... breath we jumped on the moving staircase for, I would guess, probably the last time!!
St Basil’s cathedral (you know, the iconic building with all the whirly coloured, different sized onion domes.) Ivan the Terrible?? Yes, that’s the one. St Basil’s is actually 9 churches in one. Inside was a myriad of small chambers, whilst some are empty, others contain artefacts from the 16th century; leftover masonry from the original ...
... br> quite murder mystery old school style, with a fairly large selection
at fairly ok/expensive prices. We wondered back and found a very
happy and friendly japanese lady speaking english and two other
non-russian looking people talking english! Turns out they were in
the cabin next door and half english/half american; a mum and son,
Chris and Thomas. We went and had a meal in the restaurant cart with
them and the food was small portions but very ...
... the last day for his chance to run at the World Championship and was denied that!
The best performance on the night was from Teddy Tamgoh from France who jumped 18.04metres in the Triple Jump. This was the furthest anyone had jumped in 17 years. He did it on his last jump after several close fouls. The Jamaicans took both relays and gave Bolt and Fraser-Pryce their 3rd gold medals. We then didn't wait for the speeches etc and ...
... see the statue for Peter the Great but the whole area is being renovated and improved so we couldn't get a clear picture of him, still very impressive. A quick visit to Gorky Park and back for some lunch in the food court just off Red Square, another potato, getting bored now!
That afternoon we went on a tour of the Kremlin which is still a working area for the Russian Politicians and Army. Its full of what the Russian Emperors referred to as apartment ...
... when we were loaded onto a bus, driven way around the back of the airport and loaded on a different (read: dodgy and crappier) plane by some unheard of airline. We thought how average it would be to crash out in the Ukraine wilderness and not even get to use one of those damn visas! All our fears were misplaced, however and we entered Russia a few hours later with no troubles at all. Sam reckons the online blogs must have been wrong about all the questioning ...