Travel Blogs from Moscow
... Groceries seemed to be more expensive than St. Petersburg, and a tea and hot chocolate at Starbucks set us back $14. I'm sure there were much cheaper options further out of the tourist zone though.
We checked into buying tickets for a performance at the famous Bolshoi Theatre, but none were available at the box office and we didn't want to chance buying fake tickets from scalpers. Luckily, there was a KHL hockey game scheduled - Russia's version of ...
... the street at any time, at which time you have to produce your passport, visa, and ‘registration document’ which is a document which your hotel prepares which keeps track of where you are.
I am glad we came to Moscow as we have seen some world famous sites and learned a lot about the history of soviet Russia from a Russian perspective. It’s not for the faint hearted, but for the brave ones of you out there, you can really see another side of the world in ...
... side we were face with the huge ГУМ (GUM; Gosudarstvenny Universalny Magazin) Russia’s first, and for a good while, only, department store; and another barricade. Soon the barricade was moved however, and the people waiting around the edges flooded onto the square. After working out where the ticket office might be, we headed across the square, down past the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, into the gardens that run along one side of the Kremlin. ...
And so we arrived: 21:35, platform 4, Moscow Yaroslavsky station to catch the Trans-Siberian, perhaps the most famous train journey in the world.....and we were so excited. We kind-of felt that this was the proper start of our adventure, all the cities we had visited to date had been a bonus but getting the Trans-Siberian, across Russia? Wow!
The railway line was completed in 1886 by Tsar Alexander III and is a true feat of ...
... shinny their noses are!
The stations are a work of art, each of them. I tried to get some pictures, but they are impressive. And once you get the line colors figured out, and discover that the reason you cant find your station is that it may be listed in one of three languages, Cyrillic, a Russian rendering of Cyrillic in Latin form, and English. For instance, the map shows my stop as Semyonovskaya, the terminal entrance shows it as Pervomayskaya ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking