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When we finally got through security and then got to the gate, I never saw the gypsies again. I’m not sure what happened to them, but I know they never got on my flight. They smelled pretty bad at the security line, so I wonder if one of the staff noticed and decided they were not clean enough to fly. What a strange situation.
The flight was alright, nothing special. It was just over two hours to get to Moscow and I ...
... to get off the train into the cool air and get some food from a booth on the platform.
There are many dogs at the station that came over to our train, they looked like they were Alsatian cross types. It is definitely cooler outside that it was in Moscow and the snow is deeper.
We passed a huge lake that was completely frozen over and could see little tents dotted all over it. They were fishermen that were camping out on the ice. ...
... all!!! We now have time to take advantage of the free wifi and Skype home (sorry that Ian disappeared part way through but he needed to restock our student supplies before the local closed), thanks guys it was lovely to talk and we really miss you.
Just now finishing the day with pizza, beer & salad whilst updating blog. Ian was devastated this morning when I told him that I thought our Day 3 blog (that we spent sometime on last night) might ...
The Kremlin wall on the long West side of the square is a 20 meter tall red brick bore. Lenin’s tomb midway on that side is made of exquisite red-brown marble, but the design is mean, more like a transport container. Lenin, by the way, served as the model, but looks no less wax-like than Mao, confirming the suspicion that they are both more wax than cell. On the positive side, Lenin doesn’t look nearly as stern as his usual photos.
The other ...
... again to see Red Square and the Kremlin fully lit up and looking more imposing than ever before...amazing!
An early start on our final morning as we headed down to the Kremlin for a peek inside. Not as impressive as I'd imagined, though the many golden domes of each church was quite a sight. We also made a quick stop to the supermarket to stock up on 4 days worth of dried food for the next leg of our journey...things could get quite bland!