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Nigel: Our next destination was Moscow which is famous for several things. These include it being the capital of Russia, the Kremlin, and Manchester Untied's famous 2008 Champions League victory over Chelsea. First destination....the football stadium. To get to Moscow from St Petersburg there are various trains which you can catch but we opted for the bullet train which takes approximately 4 hours. We had been on a similar train previously in China but with speeds ...
... and out of sleep for most of the flight. I was a little concerned about clearing immigration because of everything that’s going on with Russia and the Ukraine. It turned out to be just like Israel though. I had expected a bunch of questions, but I didn’t get asked one. The guy looked at my passport, stamped it, and I walked right through. My bag came through without a problem, and my next task was to find the train into the city.
... by bus with everyone
else into Moscow after lunch, as we docked at 1.30pm. We took our cases with us
and to our joy and pleasure were able to see Red square, The Kremlin Wall, St.
Basils with its amazing colour and onion domes and Louis Vuitton in a prime
position, right on the corner in Red square attached to the most beautiful shopping
centre. This period of time spent looking at this ...
... the real Russia’.
We even got there before the guards with them goose stepping every where and guarding the eternal flames to comemerate the victims of the 2nd World War. We had a guide who took us on an introductory walking tour of central Moscow and gave us some insight into the landmarks. We walked down a couple of lovely park-like boulevards in the middle of the road and also visited the Yeliseev delicatessen which had not changed since the ...
... Applied Arts. Among other state treasures, we saw a solid gold plate with a two-headed eagle that was a gift to Ivan's first wife, magnificent Bibles, nine Faberge eggs, Elizabeth's carriage and Catherine the Great's wedding dress.
The Armory was fabulous but the Gallery of 19th and 20th Century Art at the Pushkin State Museum was even better. Ever since we planned the trip, I was counting on seeing Matisse's 'Goldfish' at its ...