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... shocked at the reality of what we were about to embark upon. We headed to the Gate and boarded our flight, pushing back from the jet bridge promptly at 6:50am. This was it. No going back now.
We used the flight to catch up on our much-needed sleep, awaking periodically to make use of the free in-flight meals offered to us – one of the advantages of flying British Airways and not Ryanair. This was the first time we’d flown on a 747 and through ...
... t yet over as we had to come back at about 3pm to collect the Visas.
So into the Kremlin again and more tickets to walk around inside the walls visiting the many churches and cathedrals etc. There were also some lovely gardens which were a bit of a surprise. All very interesting and it was a lovely sunny (hot) day to boot.
3:30 saw us back at the consulate and wonder of wonders our Visas were there waiting for us!
... warm and a fantastic location. We dropped our bags and went for a wonder to stretch our legs. First impressions of Moscow are it's super clean, they were washing the roads with soap and lots of people cleaning. Loads of fairy lights which the trees were wrapped in. The streets compared to London are quiet.
After our walk we heading back to the Citrus hostel (the citrus wallpaper is lovely) and crashed out.
To be ...
... or b) realise there are NO signposted subways in Moscow!! After a small delay we arrive in Red Square to a stunning vista. This really is a beautiful place fenced in on all sides by beautiful and historic buildings. But nowhere cheap to buy a coffee... So we ventured to another part of town and stumbled upon the place where the trendy young Moscovites drink / smoke. Really makes you appreciate the smoking ban. But we enjoy the local vodka and end ...
... including the red sitting room, the Boudoir with orange floral wallpaper and a small bathroom containing a carved stone bath and into the very blue bedroom.
These rooms contained amazing French clocks which would certainly delight the experts on Antiques Roadshow!
The entire tour took us 6 hours, two hours longer than expected, as we had to wait for ages to be admitted to the palace but it was certainly worth it. We returned to the hotel, foot sore and weary ...