Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
... and have several billion left over in small change. Truly amazing! We thought our ticket included entry to walk around the Kremlin but we had to buy another ticket for that. Late on a February afternoon in Moscow there aren't many folks visiting so the inner Kremlin had a deserted feel. Grey, windswept, cold and a bit foreboding. It is still where the government of Russia is located and many areas are closed off. Official black cars with black range ...
... as the city was during the day it took on a whole new level at night. Stunning! From the floodlight walls of the Krelim to the glowing Bolshoi Theatre and golden fountain. Everything sparkled and looked as if it had come straight out of a pop-up book. It was definitely the best time to see the city. The street along which our hostel was located also came to life at night and was crammed with thousands of people shopping, eating, drinking ...
... respect of being issued a visa. Apparently an overnight train was classed as overnight accommodation which is a serious matter as every night has to be accounted for. Yes but it is accounted for, we will be on an overnight train, but what could we get up to? Maybe sleep? Unless we actually purchased a ticket & were issued an in-house tourist number the visa would not be forthcoming. So my friend in Switzerland ordered a ticket ...
... and clean, on the inside it is one of the most unorganised, messy airports I have had the pleasure of waiting in. Having said good bye to the others on our transport Luke, Ella and I (having had some very expensive Burger King) sat and had some very expensive coffee and used up our last rubles.
This two week trip was very enjoyable, the highlights for me were Tallinn and St Petersburg.
Tallinn because it was such a sweet, pretty ...
... expected. A clean and open city, not unlike New York. Very wide boulevards, nice architecture and all well maintained or new. This is not the Russia I had seen thus far. It is obvious that a lot of money is being made in Moscow. 99% of the cars are imported, even my pick up car was a General Motors Chevrolet. I only saw a few Lada’s.
The place in which I am staying in looks similar to the ...
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