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... was amazing to come out of the metro station and see. I was surprised at how small it was as we approached it. I was also very surprised by the interior. Rather than walking into a grand open space or hall, the inside of the Cathedral was a maze of little passageways and openings which centre around one fairly small chamber. From floor to ceiling everything is painted with pictures of saints and decorated with gold and bright ...
... the passengers to look up to admire the station's art, as if they were looking up at the sun and - by extension - him as God. The advanced electrical system and custom-designed, lavish chandeliers were also a demonstration of the party's greatness. We paid $1 each and spent one rainy day riding the trains to check out the most beautiful stations.
Our apartment was about five blocks away from the closest station and very easy to find. We knew it wasn't ...
... to see what books they had in English. Sadly their range mainly consisted of western imported books, rather than English translations of Russian books. I left empty-handed, but on the way back, I just came down the steps to the road underpass when just ahead of me I spotted Randy and Bob from St Petersburg!!! I couldn't believe it. I ran up to them and they were surprised as I was. What are the odds of running into someone randomly in a city of this size?? We chatted for ...
I am going to start this blog by saying that Moscow is possibly the most challenging city I have ever travelled in. I never figured it was going to be beach resorts and cocktails, but it has certainly opened my eyes.
We flew in to Moscow's enormous Domodedovo airport. Clearing passport control was the first mission. And we already had a visa. If you’ve never applied for a Russian visa before, you’re in for a shock. We had to apply 2 months before, and fill out a ...
... fantastic and a group of great young tenors and the orchestra played fabulous dance music so of course some of us were up on our feet and moving to the beat!
Back at the hotel we had a nightcap with Lynn Davies( 1964 Long Jump Champion) and his wife Merel, both from Wales and an old friend of Fletcher's. We chatted about Dylan Thomas' poetry and as Merel was an Art teacher our love of paintings etc.They were great company. Eventually bed called about 1-30am.
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service