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... of the back streets.
Returned to our room for some time while others checked into their rooms. Used Facebook to linkin with Trina who set up her ipad at Powers place so Peter could watch the Cowboys beat Sharks in a semifinal. Unbelieveable that this was possile.
After the game we joined McGanns and Sturgeons for a drink at a nearby tavern. September being the month of the Harvest Festival the Armenian community ...
... a collar on this time. Dinner was wonderful; I had Borsch. Borsch is a Russian Soup which sounds as appetising as cow manure but is actually bloody good! It's a meat, beetroot and celery soup with sour cream - really tasty!
For our first day of sight seeing in Moscow we concentrated on Red Square and the Kremlin. I wasn't really sure what the Kremlin was. I knew that it was in the middle of Moscow and Red Square was outside it, but that was about it. I did learn! We also ...
... 1075;аф 86;н (megafone) and purchase a Russian PAYG sim. Once my phone gets unlocked (thanks Steph) I should be able to use this and once my number gets ported and posted to Singapore (thanks Leona) I should have my normal number back up and running. What an idiot! Despite the fact it is -10 degrees Wills has decided not to wear his gloves and hat. Clearly he would rather be cold than mess up the hair. It really does feel freezing so I ...
... a shambolic waste of four hours, exposing our comparative incompetence. The lowlight of which was the time we spent desperately looking for a restaurant called 'Rym' in a mall, which Elena had recommended as an excellent introduction to Russian cuisine. Despite forever seeing signs for 'Rym', the restaurant kept appearing to elude us, until one hour into this increasingly perplexing search we realised that 'Rym' was actually the name of the mall and that one of us ...
... back to us! Generally smiling and saying spasiba (thank you) seems to work fine. Moscow has been by far the most dangerous and difficult city to drive in and the language and Cyrillic language barriers don't help! Trying to get round the city was not an enjoyable way to spend 4 hours for poor Wanda of Worthing but we are here now and have just had an amazing Uzbekistan meal. Looking forward to exploring ...