Lotte Hotel Moscow
Travel Blogs from Moscow
... at a pharmacy and we had lunch at a local coffee shop. The next building we visited was a block of flats built to house railway workers. Today it looks rather pedestrian, even a bit dilapidated, but in its day the design was new and sleek and exciting. Remember that Russian workers had lived in small workers cottages or crumbling 18th buildings with entire families in one or two rooms with no central heating or indoor plumbing. Such a block of flats would ...
... Kruschev, Anton Chekov, Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitriy Shostakovich are buried.
Well, today is our last day in Moscow. We are to meet Lori, from Exeter, tonight for cocktails. Looking forward to that. Then packing and getting up for a 4:30am pick-up from the lobby. The next 24 hours will be those of traveling and will be very long, But we have wonderful memories of our time in Russia and Central Asia.
... open you can set your watch as Boris marches slowly down & attends to this serious misdemeanour. Even standing by his gate to take photographs etc. is frowned upon. This usually entails a tap on the shoulder & a quiet word. He never appears to lose his temper. You probably have to be there to appreciate it.
Getting to the evening session was a real mission with my first absolute traffic jam ...
... you travel through the metro or even take a guided tour if you can. We attended an included guided metro tour and their metro is like no other. There is marble, emerald and gold that covers the walls, each station has its own 'theme' so to speak. One had statues of all famous influences to Russia, one had mosaics of all religious beliefs to Russians and another had pictures lining all the walls in order of events through the wars. Not to mention the gorgeous chandeliers that ...
... subways the electronic board inside the carriage shows the position of the train and the next station, but only in Russian; also all announcements are only made in Russian.We arrived in a most beautiful underground station somewhere near the Red Square but now had to wait for the guide. I didn’t mind the waiting as this created an opportunity to have a look around. Instead of long tiled sterile platforms I had more of a feeling of having arrived in a ...
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