Travel Blogs from Moscow
... I would like to stop over in Mongolia since it is around the time of the year they have the Naadam Festival.
Just as a heads up, there will be no posts between tomorrow (July 2) to my arrival in Beijing (July 7). I don't expect to have any cellular service either in the small towns/stations we stop at.
This will be my very first time in mainland china, so I am pretty excited. Let's go!
-- Ryan L.
... we are down here we may as well alight at the second most ornate metro station according to the DK Eyewitness Book of Moscow’s 10 Most Ornate Metro Stations.
"I don’t care if it contains all the treasures of el Dorado, has jewel encrusted walls and Lord Lucan himself is the Meeter and Greeter. I DON’T like them!!!!" Said Roisin as she precariously moved on to the first step of the escalator keeping her eyed averted at all times preferring to ...
... beds were surprisingly
comfy and the sleep was good (quite enjoyed being rocked to sleep)
with one problem; we couldn't open the window and it was HOT! Still,
once asleep we were fine only half waking up at the night stops.
The next morning the two russian guys had to changed to one
younger russian guy; Max. He spoke no english but was friendly enough
to attempt a game of squares with us and seemed to get into it very
quickly, beating me! ...
... This was held in the Turandot Restaurant, an amazing venue. The room was all gilt and marble with fantastic classical statues etc. Food was delicious and Lamine Diack dropped in for the main course. We had a great table with Peter and Penny Deane, Tony Rice, Troy Engle from the USA who had worked in PNG in the early nineties and Bob Snow and Tony Green from PNG. There was much reminiscing and laughter.
Friday was ...
... line. Diniz, the Frenchman who made the early walking only to fade, stop a couple of times and look as though he was dropping out, looked in a bad way. It's a struggle that gets to me emotionally in just the same way as a marathon. That afternoon, we had a semi organised tour. Semi, in that the team had asked their transport organiser to sort something out, which is a bit like asking me to direct a bus driver round the sights of London. Right you ...