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36 Hours, One Bus, Two Planes and a short car ride later and we were finally walking through the doors of Katerina's apartment in Moscow.
I don't think I could ever be more grateful that we were staying with Katerina's mum then when she made us a delicious breakfast of (Insert Russian word here): A wonderfully fried ball of sugar, flour, egg, and творо ...
... and then made our way slowly back to the pedestrianised street in search of some dinner. We ended up at a place called My My, pronounced 'moo moo', which was a slightly kitsch Russian fast food restaurant. Given the name and big plastic cow stood outside, I was somewhat surprised to find no beef on the menu. I had a lamb steak and chips whilst Wendy had what was essentially bangers and mash.
At nine we met up with the others for ...
... unprepared foreigner.
*Russians use the Cyrillic alphabet based on Greek letters and brought to Slavic nations by St. Cyril. Some information at http://www.omniglot.com/writing/cyrilli c.htm
*I should have said Hindu-Arabic numbers above. The numbers we use were developed by the HIndus and brought to Europe by Arabs, so rightfully called Hindu numerals or Hindu-Arabic ...
... of the Soviet Union.
We walked back along the river to Gorky Park where a massive outdoor skating rink is set up during the winter. Though we only saw one small part of the rink, it includes 59,000 square feet of ice, maintained for 5 months of the year, including a hockey rink, several large skating areas, connected by paths, and lined with shops and cafes.
The gold medal game was on ...
... and the flight time was 3hours 20 minutes. We were sat in Premium Economy along with 6 other passengers leaving the other 23 seats in the cabin vacant. I wish all flights were as spacious as this!
3 hours 20 gave me more than enough time to watch an in-flight movie. I chose ‘Beyond the Candelabra’, a biopic about the showman Liberace starting Michael Douglas in an award winning performance as the flamboyant pianist. The film certainly was ...