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... our stay in Moscow on a high note after our planned day trip to the first city on the Golden Ring, Sergei Posad; so we gave a generous tip and suddenly we were all friends.
Just before the restaurant we passed the former KGB HQ on Lubjanka Platz. The symbol of terror and secret police which kept the Russian people in fear for generations.
We were both so tired and were chatting so much about the wonderful time we were having in Moscow that we missed our Metro stop, so had to backtrack one stop! Another ...
... br> in sleeper car 15. Always count your blessings.
We share the
Trans-Siberian with other tour groups from Germany, France and Switzerland.
off the train for sightseeing, I am wobbly for a full day and it’s not from all
the vodka. At Lake Baikal, the train supervisor tells us is it is due to the
barometric pressure at lake level.
... of the last Tzsar. The standard of dancing was very high and maybe ballet buffs might be familiar with seeing female dancers in long dresses just glide across the stage without any apparent steps being taken. We were looking for the wheels! The male dancers were amazingly energetic with their typical Russian dance moves etc.
Back to the Hotel and were advised by the receptionist in our hotel, who had been pro-active on our behalf, and had tried to call to ...
... Standing just outside the fortress walls of the Kremlin looking across the square to St. Basil's Cathedral knowing that this square has been the flashpoint for major historical events for thousands of years.
After exploring Red Square and taking a picture in front of Lenin's Tomb (which was not open) we exited the square and walked along the Kremlin wall, passing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and checking out ...
... in the snow with all my gear after being sick so headed straight to the airport. That was an adventure in itself. I got off at the wrong terminal which at most airports is a minor mistake. Figured I could walk to mine. Walked a solid 5-7 miles, no joke, and gave up and waited at a bus stop. My terminal was another 5 miles on top of what I already walked.
While walking in, some guy from the bus came up to me with a black eye and tells me he's ...