Travel Blogs from Moscow
... as they are usually free and you can’t get better value for money than that!! The guides live off the tips that people give them. They make this very clear at the beginning of the tour.
We left the hotel at 9:30 and in 10 minutes we were entering Paveletskaya metro station. This is our first encounter with the Moscow Metro so our first challenge was to buy a block of 20 tickets. This cost 500 roubles (£10). So at 50p per journey, metro travel was the way to go. ...
... A few cathedrals on site later, we headed into the armoury which actually consists of more than just weapons. In fact, it's more like a treasure trove of gold and silver bible panels, cups, dishes and more from other countries as well as a carriage room and a fashion room going through some of the coronation dresses and thrones. All in all, plan to spend at about 3 hours.
Our group split up after this with some heading to the ballet on that night at the Kremlin. I'm ...
... walk from the subway we reached our three star hotel the Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya. Although only three star it is an excellent hotel & a good place to seek refuge when things get a bit busy.
On Saturday getting to the stadium seemed an ordeal. Having to do it another 18 times is not enticing. Although it was better than the evening session when we were already tired where we managed to take the ...
... while others are very modern.
Onward to the Estate. The original wooden palace was demolished due to disrepair in the 1700s by Catherine the Great - leaving two churches, a bell tower, gate houses and outer buildings, now housing a museum. The hillside site overlooks the Moskva River and still has lovely established trees gardens and orc********* the site is the original wooden cabin of Peter the Great which holds many historical items showing ...
... vodka bar had the saying ‘Hello again my commie friend’. We were lead into a real ‘underground’ vodka bar straight from the communist times. The locals in this bar were not at all friendly towards us, and the smell of the place was like something died back before the Iron Curtain was brought down. The angry chain smoking locals added to the commie vibe of the bar, but the vodka and beer was cheap. As for the vodka ...
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