Travel Blogs from Moscow
The last three days have been mainly watching the Athletics which is really what we came for. The Games have been well organised and they should with a budget of $160million we were told. Being a VIP is quite an experience as we have our own seating area in the middle of the main straight, two dining rooms we can access and free beer, wine, vodka and soft drink. Most meals have been eaten at the track because of that.
... splendid views of some famous buildings and statues.
The next morning we went to a cat show. We had no clue what cats can really do. In the end, the cats did not do a lot, certainly only limited stunts, but the very professional clowns show was real fun and entertaining. A good choice with children. Then on the flea market, Jan Willem still wanted to check of course if there was an important piece of art or antique that needed to ...
... Saviour which our guide was extremely passionate about. The bus was there to take the tour to Arbat Street, the area where we stayed when we arrived in Moscow. Back to our old "hood". A final stroll and an ice cream and we were back on board doing the trip back to the boat in record time.
All aboard from various final tours, we slipped out of the Moscov Canal with a "rent a crowd" to wave goodbye.
HISTORY LESSON: The Mosov Canal was ...
... were a bit over museums, everything was in Russian and the audio-guide we rented provided a lot of completely useless information and told us about nothing we were actually interested in. To be fair, there were some really interesting looking artifacts and collections in the museum but we couldn't actually learn much about them. We spent about an hour here before giving up. Later that evening, we met our Canadian friend Mike to go to the Moscow ...
... away and we
could go out for a coffee and come back later. It really was the last thing we
wanted after spending the night on a train, but that’s just the way it was!! We
ended up waiting patiently outside a mini market (in the pouring rain) so that
we could buy some cereal and milk for our standard breakfast. Once we had
replenished our stomachs, we headed out into the belly of the Russian
underground. The underground in Moscow is ...