Travel Blogs from Moscow
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We finally got to the Hotel, which was alright apart from the yellow water and the overwhelming smokey smell, and we went to find some food.
The temperature is -5 and there is snow covering the ground. The wind is very strong ...
... beautiful art, in particular at the Tretyatov gallery. Another peculiarity of Moscow is that foreigners often pay more for attractions like this. Another hint that Russia is not trying too hard to attract tourists to its country.
Moscow is enormous. It is a city of 15 million people and covers a huge area. 9 million people use the metro every day, which is more than the New York subway and the London underground combined. Using the metro in Moscow is an amazing, ...
... a very large third ear right in the middle of my forehead. Taking my lead from the multitude of under aged army lads in the vicinity, I soldier on. “Can I buy a ticket to St Petersburg please?” She responds rudely, and in Russian. ‘Биле 90;?’ I venture. ‘Санк 90;-Петер бург’ Diney puts forward. More Russian. Diney asks ...
... Soviet dignitaries, such as Brezhnev, Gagarin and indeed Stalin. Well, at least there's a statue of him. No cameras were allowed in the mausoleum or its surroundings, but my canine co-traveller made a spot-on impression of the deceased revolutionary.
And just outside the Beautiful Square lies the grave of the unknown soldier, and further away a shrine of sorts, in which Russian superstitions again come into play; toss a coin and make it land on top of a narrow ...
... with ex-pat community to a random last stop). Instead, a night in the *lounge* in me jamas with my fellow travellers watching pulp fiction, whilst I listen to bbcaq on me headphones... In terms of room mates, there are ten beds in my room. I swooned with delight when I saw my upstairs bunk mate earlier; although he has unfortunately since checked out. Wouldn't you know!? On the plus side,it's given me more space to hang ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services