Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka Moscow
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... I made my way into the centre of Moscow, to the Vagabonds hostel. This was to be my home for the next 5 days. I was met by a super spicy Russian chick who showed me around the hostel and eventually to my bunk (easy). After settling in, I got involved with the other people staying there and we played Jenga for the longest time ever. I'm almost certain it's an unofficial world record. This tower was so big we were having to stand on chairs to place the blocks on the ...
... but I didn't see anybody's belongings being challenged.
We had been warned that it was illegal to bring food from the ship on our trip, but no one seemed to be scrutinized for contraband.
The train was sleek and modern. Our tickets were for economy (second) class, which meant fewer creature comforts including smaller seats that didn't recline as much, no free wi-if or shoe cleaning services.
But the ...
... extravagant, and expensive. The Red Square, Russian Orthodox Cathedrals, Soviet era monuments, and skyscrapers in modern Moscow City are the epitome of grandeur and bravado. Some old and some new, but all very bold and impressive. Actually, many of the ancient relics of the Tsarist era, including cathedrals, have been rebuilt since the destruction campaign under Stalin to remove all examples of imperial rule and promote atheism.
... are amazing but very busy. The philosophy was to make them palaces for the people and with stained glass, bronze statues, mosaic, paintings, sculptured marble and elaborate plasterwork they have a classy feel. Rick had worked out a route in advance which helped us not to get lost! In the metro as in the museum 'this is Russia we write in Russian... No compromise'. Tough on the tourist though. Young Russians are such gents, they always stand to let old folk like us have a ...
... as they are usually free and you can’t get better value for money than that!! The guides live off the tips that people give them. They make this very clear at the beginning of the tour.
We left the hotel at 9:30 and in 10 minutes we were entering Paveletskaya metro station. This is our first encounter with the Moscow Metro so our first challenge was to buy a block of 20 tickets. This cost 500 roubles (£10). So at 50p per journey, metro travel was the way to go. ...