Travel Blogs from Moscow
De berkenbomen, afgewisseld met wat vervallen dorpen en hier en daar een lokale kerncentrale flitsen voorbij aan onze Transsiberie-express No. 2. Moskou ligt al ruim duizend kilometer en 2 tijdzones achter ons en het wordt steeds kouder. In Moskou was de herfst pas net begonnen, hier is hij al halverwege. De lucht is grijs en de kleuren van het …
De Danish guy left the train last night in Minsk so we have the place to ourselves. So we had al the privacy and space to wash ourselves and make a cup off tea in the morning. Somewhere allong the journey time changed again. We arrive at 9.00 Moskowtime (7.00 in The Netherlands). We can't get the smile off our face. We're really looking foreward to …
... rule. She did delight in pointing out the irony of Lenin's tomb now facing the GUM, which is a mecca of wealth and capitalism, as well has having the icon of Jesus reinstated above its front door.
Have learnt that much of the old Soviet ways have been reversed. Where religion was outlawed now the churches have been reconsecrated. A statue where the names of the Romanov dynasty had been were replaced ...
We took a direct flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow with S7 Airlines, which took only an hour. I had never heard of S7 before, but it was quite nice. We were unaware that there was a new express train from St. Petersburg to Moscow that takes less than four hours, which we probably would have opted for had we known, as both stations were located in the city centres, which would have shortened the travel time to and from our apartments.
Arriving at noon, ...
... including questions like where you went to school, and listing everywhere you have travelled in the last 10 (yes ten) years, including the individual dates. Then we had to send our passports to the Russian embassy, and hope like hell that they sent them back. Luckily they did.
Following passport control, we met our transfer driver, and boy were we in for a rude shock. Essentially this guy drove like Mad Max, except without any driving skill and in a late '90’s ...
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