Travel Blogs from Moscow
... today cost £1000s although it’s common to see woman (of a certain age) wearing the latest fashions!!
Roisin was surprised as to the colour and vibrancy of the city. People were very friendly and willing to try to speak English. That has certainly changed. Like the Wizard of Oz I recall Moscow being in Black and white/Grey and it is now most definitely in glorious Technicolor.
We will without doubt return to Moscow. Maybe in springtime. And not on a ...
... beds were surprisingly
comfy and the sleep was good (quite enjoyed being rocked to sleep)
with one problem; we couldn't open the window and it was HOT! Still,
once asleep we were fine only half waking up at the night stops.
The next morning the two russian guys had to changed to one
younger russian guy; Max. He spoke no english but was friendly enough
to attempt a game of squares with us and seemed to get into it very
quickly, beating me! ...
... had a huge lead entering the straight with Christine only in about 5th place. Even five metres from the finish it appeared impossible for Christine to catch her but she did on the line with Montsho making the school girl mistake of not dipping. They both shared the same time of 49.41. Being surrounded by Brits added to the excitement. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica twice Olympic champion over 100m was once again far ...
... this was just a smaller shop. Oh boy.
The first night of my journey I spent in Yuri and Larisa's kitchen, after a great Russian dinner. In the morning, there was a Russian breakfast, with porridge, eggs and bread, albeit with the Dutch cheese I had brought with me as a gift. The first order of business was for me to get registered with the local police. To do so, I was accompanied by Konstantin, Yuri and Larisa's son. I ...
Today, we decided to go someplace Marty had wanted to see but had not been to. The Frommer guide says that if you see no other religious site in Moscow, you should go to the Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery. Best to start with the best, we thought. And it was well worth the recommendation.
This monastery was founded in 1524 and soon became a place of retirement for noble and royal women. Some of these "retirements" ...