Old Arbat Deluxe
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... to conclude however that from our perspective, we were mildly disappointed with the Pushkin Museum, about which we had heard so much positive feedback.
By the time we had finished our tour of the museum, it was late in the afternoon. After our morning's walking fiasco, we firmly decided that a taxi was the way to travel home to our hotel but we had forgotten the Moscow rule of always negotiating the fare before you enter the taxi. We cannot blame the ...
... Leena was kitted out in a full length padded coat, hat, scarf and gloves to show us around, while we were melting in just a fleece and a t-shirt each in the 10° weather! Apparently we've been very lucky with the weather as it's usually still snow everywhere at this time of year.
The architecture is stunning and we've managed to fit in the Bolshoi theatre, Red Square, the Kremlin (armed police outside), ...
... ate, we drank, we watched homemade movies, I did a lot of listening but I was able to pick out a few words on my own, Katerina was an excellent translator. A large portion of the conversation was us being told to eat more and us telling that we were full beyond belief, but hey one cannot complain about being overly fed with amazing food. So we passed the late morning and early afternoon with these wonderful welcoming people. I truly enjoyed listening to all of them speak and just being ...
... a rebellion that ousted its former pro-Russian leader.
*Oil deal with China
*Russian Naval Base in Crimea
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/m ar/07/ukraine-russia-crimea-naval-base- tatars-explainer
*Eurasia Union Map
http://www.voanews.com/content/russia-b elarus-kazakhstan-agree-to-create-econo mic-union/1924941.html
... Buddha Bar across the road. We knew we were in trouble when the fancy doorman opened the door for us as we approached. We had a look at the menus and oh my was it expensive. One main we saw was over 2000r just for that one dish! The mood lighting made it so hard to read the menus that the waitress had to motion for us to come over into a slightly more well lit area just to be able to read it. Crazy. We politely took our leave, saying "maybe tomorrow" - or ...