Katerina Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
We landed late and collected our bags. We had no idea how to get to the hotel, all we had was a printed out confirmation of the hotel booking and smiles... We fought off the taxi drivers and found an airport information desk.
The young guy there though we were Swedish (complement?), he did his best to a) understand us b) give us the most …
... I thought, to chance a race. I wandered into the stadium complex and toward the stadium again via the warm up area. Just outside, the two Chinese shot putters, Ling and Liu, were sitting in the shade. Trying to keep their bulk cool, I guess. Both later qualified. In the area itself I spotted Bethlem Desalegn from the UAE, who was at Yaya village with me. Other than Suleiman, though, so far it's not been a good competition for that lot. She was run out of qualification ...
... the most exciting of cities and it chucked it down for nearly all of our time there but good to see none the less.
We did manage to see a few sights - first stop being Burger King at Moscow airport to finally eat something to attempt to cure the hangover. It worked, but I should hope so at £10 a meal!
Things we saw;The Metro System - Feels like you're walking through a classic/communist art ...
... Very, very strange. But it was fun ordering. Our three acquaintances had good command of Russian, but even they were going largely by the pictures on the menu, which was printed in Korean and Russian. Lets see if I can remember enough to relate: We had a tasty spring roll, some pork with peanuts, a beef and veggie thing in the kind of barbecuey sauce one associates with Korean food. We also had a cold shrimp and greens dish and a cold noodle dish ...
... Russia, on my bucket list. I was not disappointed. I am not one to hand my camera over to a stranger to take a shot of me at a tourist spot, but this is precisely what I did here, unashamedly.
As I followed the wall of the Kremlin round the corner, the sheer size and extent of this monument to power hit me. Yet inside these walls, more beautiful cathedrals.
After admiring the Kremlin and it's many attractions from many vantage points, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center