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Travel Blogs from Moscow
... St. Basil’s Cathedral. This is another iconic building that would be recognised in any classroom in any part of the world. (with the possible exception of Burkino Faso!!)
St Basil’s Cathedral, or to give it its less anglicised name, ‘the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat’ was build in the 16th century by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the fall and capture of Kazan. I understand that Ivan the Terrible ...
All good things come to an end - and so do train rides! Just as the quality of trains and service were improving as we moved westwards, so the journeys were getting shorter, so it was to be only a short 7 hour hop from Moscow to our final destination in ...
... Hayes Olympic hurdles champion & Tegla Loroupe a previous world champion in the marathon, were reasonable replacements. However, the questions they were asked were pretty basic. They had a prize of a signed Usain Bolt’s race number & then asked the most basic question which made it embarrassing to put up your hand. A bit disappointing.
The evening session on the first day ...
Not too much to report today. Quiet brekky, packed, checked out of our Moscow Hotel and enjoyed the "not so frantic" taxi ride to our home for the next 12 days, the VIKING RURIK.
We have had a briefing on life on board - YEH!!!
Unpacked - YEH!!!
... it had now stopped snowing but thawing out, causing massive puddles) the street was very quiet. However, I did manage to pick up my souvenirs!
Tonight we will take an overnight train to St Petersburg, the last leg of the journey. This time it will take 8 1/2 hours which is a walk in the park compared to the distances we have covered! Although by the end of the trip I don't think I ever want to get on a train again!