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... and the clothes we hand washed in the room dried really quickly.
Moscow is a city that has and is going through a lot of change. Long gone are the Soviet era shortages. It's all here baby and I mean ALL - everything from MacDonalds to Gucci to Ferrari. Moscow has more billionaires than anywhere else in the world (according to our Lonely Planet guide). Isn't freedom great.
Our hotel was very close to the major tourist sites which ...
... were several impersonators loitering just outside being paid to have photos with the tourists. The Stalin and Lenin were very popular, but Putin was looking a bit lonely.
We sat down and took it all in for a while before taking a bunch of happy snaps, making onion ring hats. Again we noticed lots of really gorgeous, stylish women hand in hand with pudding-faced Russian blokes. ...
... follow Lea around to the point where she got her wallet out and counted her money. We brought some supplies for the train the headed to the metro. The escalator was long, station wide and the trains made for lots of people. It was relatively easy to navigate we counted the stations instead of trying to read the hylogriphics. Okhotny Ryad the station closest to our hostel again this station was extremely long and wide with beautiful light fixtures. We headed the ...
... slightly harder to take. On top of the slight disappointment about the unit itself, the apartment above us was being renovated and for most of the day (every day), loud drilling and banging sounds occurred almost non-stop. Our run of great apartments had unfortunately come to an end.
However, the location couldn't have been better - just a few blocks from Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin, and a beautiful, high-end shopping mall called ...
After more drinks than were planned, and far less sleep, we ran through Gatwick to what must have been the furthest gate from security with minutes to spare - we were the last to board, but made it to Moscow
Moscow was always going to be an R&R stop to recover from a crazy few months, to actually see one another properly and to prepare for this small trip we are embarking on.
All in all Moscow ...