Pacific Plaza Sakhalin
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We sailed across the south Sea of Okhotsk last night and during this morning as we head towards Sakhalin Island where our next zodiac cruise / landing is planned but the weather is not looking good outside. The captain advises in the briefing there is another typhoon approaching us from the south in a few days and is heading directly in our path and where we want to be. It should not hit us until Monday but the captain is ...
... t know what it was, but I found that it provided for some neat photographs of buildings reflected in it.
"Kremlin" simply means fortress. The Moscow Kremlin contained the residence of the tsars and is still the seat of government. The president of the Russian Federation lives and works here. The cathedrals and palaces within it function as museums and offices. The site has been occupied since the 2nd century BC! Within the ...
... than that.
As a last minute dash as time was running out and we needed to get back and pack/check out, we rushed through St Basil’s… disappointing. It looks like such a confectionary on the outside, I thought it might be like St Isaac’s or Spilled Blood on the inside. It wasn’t, it was a series of rooms with various historical articles in them, like a museum. There was a service with singing going on, and some tenors singing upstairs, but ...
Day two started with a walking tour of Moscow. -8C brrrrr. There was a lot of history to take in, the revolution, pre and post soviet power, which was given by our quirky tour guide who is a massive fan of Russian music and arts. From St. Basil's cathedral ...
... for breakfast & a wifi connection. We found the Micky D’s & were surprised that even though they had free wifi there wasn’t a power point in sight!! Off to a cafe where we order a coffee & waste the next three & a half hours sending emails out to all the friends that we are hoping to see whilst in Europe.
When we stepped back out Moscow had become alive with that notoriously fast, big city life that seems the same across cities in the ...