Kavkaz Hotel Krasnodar
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... as shops and an amusement park . It is now being revitalised and once again lots of painters! The space exhibit has a Vostok rocket, and just arrived is a Buran space shuttle, but that was still not reassembled after being brought from Gorky Park. The fountains and pavilions are just part of the park which is larger than the state of Monaco! After yet more walking time for the Metro home again, we are getting to be old hands at ...
... stressed taxi driver waiting for us. We quickly jumped in and then realised it was Moscow peak hour. I told myself off for not planning around this and not organising an earlier taxi. We made it to the airport with about 1 hour and 45 mins for the plane instead of 2.5 hours so not much time to figure out where to go. We found EasyJet check in and thankfully, there was no queue for our baggage check in so we went through and then went straight to the gate. We had ...
... artefacts. Particularly wonderful were the jewelled bibles, vestments and alter pieces. There were a few Faberge eggs on view but the most famous pieces are in Vienna so we may just have to google them. These, coupled with stunning architecture made the visit easy to recommend. You never tire of onion domes. The metro! How difficult could it be to get from one place to another? Well the stations and maps are written in Russian... A different alphabet. None of the stations ...
... airplane! And never spoke a word of English or Spanish to him! They were short little ladies and dressed in the style of those little ladies - dresses with heavy leggings underneath, scarves wrapped around their heads, and looked like they walked right out of a movie! And they had more carry on luggage and bags than anyone I've ever seen. And Salvador got up several times during the flight and at the end if the flight to pull things down and ...
Today could have been a free day and originally we planned just to wander around on our own, but Hughie's toe hurt, so to save him walking all day we went instead on a trip out to a monastery at Zagorsk, about 70 km North East of Moscow.
The traffic out of the city and back again later was awful.
The monastery complex was under a lot of restoration, but we looked into the large Cathedral of the Assumption ...
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