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- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
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... of smokers - all participants at the convention - out in the cold, puffing away...the irony!
Sessions ended around 6PM for most of us. Lunch was provided but we were on our own for dinner. Tuesday night we ate at the WTC, stocked up on unhealthy snacks from the supermarket (also at WTC) and had an early night.
Wednesday and Thursday, we ventured out, risking life and limb to cross a 4 lane road to get to a row of restaurants near our hotel. Didn't venture ...
... they are always better (and quicker) to go on. Leaving St Petersburg also meant the start of our trans-siberian train journey (with stops) from Moscow to Beijing. Similar to our last destination, we had 4 days to view the sites and also similar to St Petersburg the city was going through a heat wave, meaning viewing the sites would be difficult and draining. Our first hurdle when arriving into Moscow, was to try and reach the hostel. Again we were having to do this ...
... jam and the usual cheese and sliced meat. Sustained we joined the crush in the metro and managed to find the Kremlin!The Kremlin is really nice, not that we asked to see the KGB interrogation centre in the cellars for balance, but the bits we saw were interesting, easily accessed and, for the most part clearly annotated, largely in Russian. The armouries were fabulous with more than arms and armour. There are a great many works of gold and silver tableware, trophies ...
... The Red Square ? Well first of all, it's not red and it's not a square but that aside, it is, to use an overused word, awesome ! It felt surreal walking around it and I think it's sinking in that we're in Russia !! St Basil's Cathedral is amazing and looks like something out of a fairytale. The Alexander Gardens are beautiful with loads of ...
... Square, Buckingham palace, Hyde park, um, where else do you want to go? In fact, a spare afternoon is such a rarity that people mostly wanted to take pictures, with masses taken on the bus. The bus taking us to Red Square. We need a new cliche, but it was like herding cats once we got there, breaking into smaller and smaller groups. Wandering around the square it was all very "the World Championships do Moscow" as people were wearing their accreditation ...