Katerina City Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
Left St Petersburg in the rain and traveled first class, my dears, in the Sapsan fast train. It can go over 300 km per hour but we never averaged over 210. Sigh, what a pleasure to travel like a human instead of a sardine. I could get used to that too easy. The five hours flew by so fast and through there was Internet on board, it was too slow to …
... up on some foodstuffs before we left at UB – at the State Department Store – and actually have managed perfectly. We tried the Russian dining car that was hitched on to our train when we crossed the border, but it is really old and shabby with very poor food at highly inflated prices. So now to Moscow in an hour or so, and then after a few days there, on to St Petersburg – it has always been a dream of mine to visit these historic ...
With fewer events on this morning, just two different tracks events having heats and three field events their qualifying session, it seemed an excellent day to put in (ha!) a longer run and miss some of the early action. In the event, I got going after 9:30, ran for over an hour and a half and missed the whole session. I went further this time. Same route, over the road and river then down and round the outside of the U loop, but rather than crossing near the ...
... of the Savior and walked around the park there. Marty took me to see the crypt, where I had not been on my previous visit. It really is quite lovely, dark and solemn and not gaudy, which frankly is how the church upstairs strikes me. We had a cappuccino outside at a cafe and then walked over a nearby bridge, which crosses the Moscow River and has great views of the Kremlin. It seemed as if everyone in Moscow was out walking and smiling and welcoming spring.
... entire time so that was disappointing. Hope rest off the trip goes better on that matter.
To me Russia was decent country, with some friendly people. The prices were high (not surprising) but I managed to get by little since I wasn't able do anything. I had no trouble with police / customs.
Will I visit Russia again? Well see.
Will be writing more on the trip to China in about a week!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility