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Stage 17 August 7th: Shakhovskaya to Moscau , km 150
What a day that was, finally standing here in the Red Square!
I wrote to my friend Lee that morning, will meet at Red Square at 6 PM.
The weather was fine leaving Shakhovskaya, my legs are now in such routine, a 150 km stroll to Moscau should be easy.
As closer to Moscau, as bigger the traffic volume ...
... and popped the question to Mandy Moose Mugwump Babycakes Dingbat, her official title, which will now go on the wedding registry. She humoured Steve and said Yes! And the world is now a better place for it!
The official business over, and armed with official FiancÚ titles, we proceeded with our touring.
We met up with our tour guide from this morning, Anya, to join in her Moscow Metro tour and proceeded to visit some of Moscow's winning train ...
... painters names ... but it was hard work!
Today we are en route to St Petersburg on a 4 hour train trip. To get into the train station you have to go through security akin to an airport with body/luggage scanners and police and security everywhere. We managed to get through it all ok and are now off on the final leg of the adventure!
Lots of love,
Emma and Tom
... the rooms thick walls are windows. Maybe a meter and a half of wall between the rooms. The Cathedral is set up like a museum glass boxed artefacts. As we walked up the inner spiral stair case we were greater by four male singers. The sound was phenomenal hair standing on air the acoustics and this large inner dome made for music. The outer domes on the second floor as with downstairs all had there own feel different styled screens and the walls decorated. ...
... on the AeroExpress train destined for central Moscow, which cost $10 each and took about 45 minutes. We realized Moscow isn't as tourist-friendly as St. Petersburg when trying to figure out the metro system. Only the Cyrillic alphabet is used and the stops do not display their names prominently. And it was busy! Moscow's metro system is the most heavily used in the world after Seoul's, transporting up to 9 million people a day. It's also one of the deepest ...