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Well the train journey wasn't that bad.
I was travelling Kupe - 2nd class, which is 4 people to a compartment.
There was a young Australian lad in my compartment who was on a world tour and on his way home via Vladivostock and Japan.
He was having a nervous breakdown as he thought he was going to miss the train and had difficulty finding the train station and train.
I think he had also ...
... and a bar/lounge car. At dinner we discovered all the glassware was made of the same beautiful crystal, and that the harpist had followed us on board and was playing while we ate.
The train has a gentle rocking motion and is not very noisy so it will be interesting to see how we sleep. We have been supplied with ‘sleeping drops’ in our cabin – vodka – hopefully it will not be needed!
... so we were all ready by just before 6pm and so we got our stuff together and were about to go down the stairs when the grumpy woman told us that the taxi was stuck behind a road block and so we'd have to walk a little way to Godzilla hostel to get to the taxi. This proved difficult however since police wouldn't let us through to the area where Godzilla hostel was. A random Russian guy however, helped us find a short cut to the other side and thankfully there ...
... as money is tight.
We watched the changing of the guard, who were keeping a watchful eye over the 'Tomb of the Unknown Solider' (To which David couldn't stop whistling The Doors song). How the guards wore all that uniform in this baking heat and not pass out is a mystery. More than just a tourist attraction though - one old lady climbed over the fence and tried to lay a rose on the tomb but one of the guards soon came running over blowing his whistle demanding her to stop. ...
... were at the gate and finally boarded as pretty much the last passengers! PHEW - But certainly not the best way to be getting over a hangover!
Moscow here we come.
So we noticed two things in Moscow..... One - The tubes are very extravagant, marble walls, chandelliers, statues and the oldest/coolest looking tubes EVER! Felt like ...