Travel Blogs from Moscow
As the train approached Moscow the conductor woke everyone up. In my aisle upper bunk I began to pack up my things. Soon the train arrived in Москв 72;. Disembarking in the former Soviet capital, I felt a true sense of accomplishment. We were, after all, in the capital of the former СССР (Soviet Union), a place that seemed so untouchable in my youth. Our new friend Martin accompanied us as we ...
... red square from other directions.
The Kremlin, if you didn’t know as I didn’t, is actually not a single building but rather a large walled complex housing a number of government buildings, churches, and museums in the heart of Moscow and overlooks the Moskva River. In total it is made up of five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall.
One of the more iconic buildings of Moscow and the one I know I was most ...
... was very pleasant and natural. The Ambassador's children were running around and everyone was very relaxed. We had drinks and canapes. There was a short speech of welcome and we got to talk to lots of people from the team and the Embassy staff. We met the Consul General whose job it is to get Australians out of trouble. He had some fascinating stories.
When that was finished(we were some of the last to leave about 8-15pm) Peter and Penny Deane ...
... splendid views of some famous buildings and statues.
The next morning we went to a cat show. We had no clue what cats can really do. In the end, the cats did not do a lot, certainly only limited stunts, but the very professional clowns show was real fun and entertaining. A good choice with children. Then on the flea market, Jan Willem still wanted to check of course if there was an important piece of art or antique that needed to ...
... it's not where the Duma is, nor is it where Putin lives. It is, however, the historical power centre of Russia, and as such is mostly built of churches, each with more golden domes than the next. An interesting factoid about the orthodox cross: As is well-known, it has two smaller bonus beams; one over the main beam and one closer to the bottom. The lower one is tilted, and if you ever lose your direction in Moscow, look to the sky: you'll see the dome of an orthodox ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking