Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka Moscow
Travel Blogs from Moscow
This was an amazing day. Our friend Elena, a landscape designer and garden writer, her 11 year old son, Sasha and Lelya, the editor of the "Moscow Gardener" magazine drove right across Moscow to pick us up and take us to the Moscow Floral Club where I was speaking about our delphiniums. The reception was fantastic, amazing! if we were Royalty it could not have been better. From there we were taken to lunch and then driven ...
... absolutely no one!!! We had the whole cabin to ourselves and 3 cabin crew to fuss over us. I did mention to Johnny, one of our stewards, that it made economical sense to upgrade us to business. He did ask the captain but the answer was, unfortunately: ‘Not this time’! I did only say this tongue in cheek but I can completely understand this decision as Business Class was fairly busy and if I had paid top dollar for the added comfort only to be joined by ...
... and two top beds. The
head rests both top and bottom opened up as secret compartments and
the bottom bed/seat pulled up for storage of bags underneath. There
was also space at the top for bags behind the TV (all in Russian of
course so we couldn't understand any of it), which you could get up
to via the top bed, via nifty pull out ladder. Individual reading
lights and a little radio plug in made it all seem good quality.
Bedding was provided, ...
... and Penny and Tony Rice. We travelled to near Peter and Penny's hotel and had a nice final meal in an Italian restaurant.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Moscow as it is now a modern cosmopolitan city that I could recommend as a tourist destination to anyone. My first World Championship has been a fabulous experience made better by all the old friends we reconnected with at the track.
Now on to Scandinavia!
... it-nope missed, check, turn, grab) and were run out of it-having led, the change saw them slip to 3rd, and as the next team, Germany perhaps, came up on his shoulder he responded. Unfortunately the need to chase meant both had burned their matches early and slipped down the field on the home straight. It was a slower heat than the others in any case. I headed down to the editing area after that, to see how comedy double act Jim and Ted do the quality control ...