Travel Blogs from Moscow
... really sure how long it would take. I had set expectations low but not low enough, 5 ½ hours later we had successfully crossed. I have absolutely no idea what was going on at points, the language barrier being very difficult, but glad we made it.
We then knuckled down to some big mileage, the roads where good, petrol cheap and we kept going to 22:00 and stopped at a motel. Dinner was the most interesting experience, the cyrillic alphabet makes event ...
... regular (every 2 minutes) and stopped for 30 seconds only. We can't tell you which stations we went to (our understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet is a bit rusty). Anyway suffice to say some stations (built in the 1930's in Stalin times) were fantastic, others (built in Kuschov's time (1960's) were relatively plain) but the more recent ones are now, again, bringing art to the masses. An interesting and exhilarating experience.
We then went to ...
Today was a very full day, although we were allowed to sleep in a little bit today. The problem with sleeping in is you can potentially miss some great photo opportunities. We did see some interesting sights along the Volga and into the Moscow Canal prior to docking in Moscow. We had lunch on board at 11:30 am and departed the ship and took a bus to the Armoury and Kremlin. We started with at least a one hour lineup to get into the ...
... of note. We found her on Google later, but the biography is in Russian. We'll have to check her out when we get home. She uses a little motorised chair to get around, and how game she was, good humoured and up for anything.
So that's the trip over. We've had a great time and seen such a lot. It's hard to believe that its not even a fortnight since we left home.
Where should we go next. Suggestions?
... us when we woke the next day - vast expanses of green crops and blue sky joined in the middle by huge rugged mountains! By late morning the train swung eastwards and we travellled with the Great Wall snaking along the hillside parallel to the tracks. The finale was for the train to work its way among some of the most spectacular scenery of the whole journey- huge valleys and mountains covered in greenery, punctuated with rocky tunnels and a river ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking