Zolotoi Kolos Hotel
Travel Blogs from Moscow
... and Penny and Tony Rice. We travelled to near Peter and Penny's hotel and had a nice final meal in an Italian restaurant.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Moscow as it is now a modern cosmopolitan city that I could recommend as a tourist destination to anyone. My first World Championship has been a fabulous experience made better by all the old friends we reconnected with at the track.
Now on to Scandinavia!
... to touch base on some of these history stories. Afterwards, when we walked on the the Red Square it was full of freshly graduated police men and wedding couples. The Saint Basil Cathedral with the pretty towers are according to our kids just like cupcakes with icing. We were glad to view this icon in real. Then we visited the GUM State Department store, with its magnificent shopping galleries. We closed the day off with a river cruise ...
... Soviet ideals. Off again to our final station with mosaic ceiling panels. So far so good. NO LOST TOURISTS.
We then had an "up close" look at Red Square to see some "hidden gems". The bunker, war graves and the Kremlin Saviours Tower completed our Red Square tour. We really enjoyed this area of Moscow and the love of the place that the Moscovites have for it.
Off to the Metro again for a short ride to view the Church of ...
... some rather unpleasant weather. We decided to do the Kremlin that day, but eventually gave up on this when we could not find the entrance, nor someone who spoke enough English to understand what we were looking for. It wasn't until later that night that we looked at our guidebook and realized we had been right near the entrance from the start...frustrating to say the least. Instead, we went to the History Museum which itself wasn't such a great success. At that ...
... glad that we went!
That night we hopped on our first night train
and made our way to Moscow. Once again we brought the rain with us and we were
desperate to find our hostel. Most of the people we asked for help either
brushed us away or looked straight through us, even our technology failed us
when the battery of Sean’s phone died! Eventually, eventually, we found our new
home away from home, but were told that check in was only ...