Travel Blogs from Moscow
... of course VODKA. Now, onto our 101 hour train journey.
Things we've learned -
Russian people do actually look 'hard'
The rollerblade is still a very popular form of transport in Moscow.
The Lada is still a very popular form of transport in Moscow.
Claire's shoulders still get sunburnt, even in Moscow.
Dave's Transport stats so far:
Planes used - 1
Buses used - 1
Trains used - 1
Metros used - 1
... decided to walk this morning. It looked possible, it might set me up for a run a similar way and I might get breakfast on the way. Other than picking up a small blister, 1 and 3 worked out fine, and 2 will look after itself if I can find time. Going to have to make an early start tomorrow. Maybe. Walking in I was on the wrong side of the stadium, so I headed in the right direction and found the warm up area in my way. No barrier, and I spotted plenty of ...
... Our highlight for today was seeing Kolomenskoe Park. It has wooden churches that used to stand in Karelia (part of Russia, in the North, near North Finland), they were taken down and rebuilt in Moscow so people here could appreciate it (apparently they were more important). At the very edge of the park there was also Tsar Alexander's summer cottage which looks like a mix between a palace and a giant log cabin. Pretty ...
... check in together. After nearly losing my temper, Catherine managed to calm me down. Had a shower then fell asleep for a few hours. Upon the return of the rest of the group we managed to check in, it wasn't easy mind and in the end the owner had to help his dumb ass receptionist.
In the evening we all headed out for a meal to celebrate Sebastian's birthday. Afterwards myself and Cem decided to take a walk down to Red Square to see the ...
The morning on the train went pretty slowly with a few stops, then about 11am we made it to the Yaroslavsky station. Outside I ran into Luke and Ilona, the British couple from the Irkutsk hostel, and it turned out that they were going to the same metro stop. Luke had prepared the directions so it was nice to have someone else doing lots of the thinking, especially coz the metro doesn't have the best signage. We split up at the Kitai-Gorod station and luckily my ...