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Our next contact with Moscow Greeters was with a lady named Vera. Today, she arrived at the hotel to show us around. Vera had arranged for her son, Seva and husband, Oleg, to join us. What a great day we had. Seva is 10 and learning English and husband Oleg is an engineer and very keen photographer - 2 cameras …
On Friday, we were treated to a Moscow Greeters tour with our guide, Maria. Our guide - and the tour she gave us, were fantastic. Maria showed us some of the old streets of Moscow with their history and old buildings and the Embassy area, not far from where we are staying. Then on to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, a church …
After 5 hours on a plane with some very drunk Russians, meeting our driver was a relief. Then we had a Moscow traffic experience - couple of hours in stop start traffic, no actual lane marking most of the way, no seat belts, random lane changes, and stops for a smoke (our driver). Great guy but we had no Russian and he had no English …
... for one journey and seem slightly more trouble than they might be. I booked my tickets through Real Russia, for instance, paying a premium so i could just book online while they navigate the rules and regs. Just buying a ticket should be straightforward, but without speaking Russian I don't know where you'd start ("hello!...um, my good man..."). That said, the self service booths at the station had English instructions, so maybe there it is possible. You must also bear in ...
... sup> anniversary of the founding of the Russian Orthodox church (after a mega rally in Red Square), the rebuilding of a massive cathedral in the center of Moscow, and the nationwide celebration of the xenophobic holiday declared by the Nationalist party in the third Sunday in July that make us avoid all public squares Sunday afternoon.
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