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... only to find the clocks had moved forward two hours so it was actually 10.45am.
No wonder there was no breakfast menu in the restaurant car.
I ordered a cheese toastie which was actually one slice of French bread with a slice of cheese !!!!!
Lesson #1 - stock up on food for the next leg.
The two British lads got off at 11.15am.
They'll be joining the next Rossiya in two days (I'm ...
... window. Similar to the rest of Russia thus far, there really wasn't much to see aside from monotonous stands of trees punctuated by the occasional tired village. It was at this time that I noticed the fellow in the bunk opposite mine staring heavily in our direction. It was a bit unsettling, until he finally spoke up and asked, "American?" I answered, "Yes," and a dozen more questions inquisitively followed. "Why are you in Russia?" "Do you like Russia?" "Where are ...
... talk about food a lot in these blog posts so far!) The gate finally showed on the board with 30 minutes before departure so we went over to the gate. I started stressing about my carry on luggage again and casually held my bag away from clear view so it wouldn't stand out. Yet again they didn't look at our bags and I completely relaxed because this was the last flight for a while and the last time I have to travel with so much luggage so not so much stress during airport ...
... glare at us, answer in Russian, and we just simply laugh and nod back, not knowing at all what we are saying yes too. They however carry on glaring at us, so in order to make it easier for both sides we started playing food roulette - all we do is simply say hello (in English as we dont know what it is in Russian) and then smile (to obviously not appear too rude) and then point at things that we want with the hope that it tastes nice. Shockingly, our tactics have so far ...
... So there was the plan but going via St Basil's Cathedral in the Red Square.
We make our way to the Cathedral only to see hundreds of people running, doing a Marathon!! No Timex branding here though, not quite like to London Marathon I have to say!!
Then we turned the corner and saw this very impressive building - 'wow' ...