Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
The chance to stop, second only in importance to the fact that I have made it here. Up at 5.40, plenty of time to go through the (very quick) Moscow airport style security, train at 6.45, hostel by metro by 12 and time to sit for half an hour before going to meet dad. His directions were characteristically excellent so I came out of Dinamo metro- …
... didn't factor in cold, rainy weather when planning our trip, so Blair's fabric shoes and my leather ballet slippers didn't take us on any long meandering walks like we've done in all the other cities, which was unfortunate.
We did get to the Red Square and took in the sights such as St. Basil's Cathedral, which was a very colourful and beautiful church, but not as nice as the Church of Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, in my opinion. We toured the ...
... restaurant and very tasty portions of walnutty beef for Diney and mum, and garlicky chicken for dad and me. Small portions meant we had to stop for pudding later on :P
On Sunday it was back to the Kremlin. I’d decided that I didn’t want to pay the 700R to look at shiny things, so I left them three to queue (at the right time!) and went to stand in a different queue – to see a dead body for free! After looking at Lenin (who looks like a ...
... food. There is a lot of beige and brown food in Russia, all usually available from the street vendors. Pancakes with cheese, dumplings, stroganoff and pastries, sweet or with frankfurters. Oh and salty porridge. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with the last one. We were served porridge in one of the hostels and I spat my first spoonful right out. The Russians like their porridge salty and once I got used ...
... of person.
So we set off on the three day journey to Irkutsk, deep into Russia, across Siberia. We'd done the research- at the end of each of the carriages is a samovar, a coal-fired stove providing passengers a constant supply of boiling water; so we had stocked up on porridge, noodles, coffee, tea, stuff to keep us going on the journey ... and guess who hadn't! (we later learned that our neighbours were expecting to pay 70 quid each (!) for an ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center