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... learned to embrace the capitalist lifestyle.
It was much more comfortable walking the streets today compared to yesterday. There were fewer people out than there were during the celebration, but the biggest difference was the lack of police today. For some reason, there were a lot fewer police on the streets, but it was much more comfortable. I had read a lot about the police here being very corrupt, so seeing them all over the place ...
... old fashioned and evocative of train travel in the past. The meals looked ok they seemed quite dear and but not very big, we were disappointed not to see Beef Stroganov on the menu as expected and promised :-) !
We spent the rest of the day reading and napping (Tony catching up with more of the archers and the rest of his podcast and we finally found a station with locals selling food so we bought a couple of roast chicken legs, fresh cucumbers and instant ...
... so careful! We'd just gotten off the train and felt overwhelmed by the idea of taking the Moscow underground (again lots of horror stories from other travellers) and decided to take a cab since we had our huge packs on anyway. They start off with a really high price since you're a foreigner (we knew that), then we negotiated to a price we were happy with even though you know your still getting ripped off. We showed the ...
... street was full of artists. They danced, sang, did drama, painted. It was like an art street more than commercial one. The buildings were of western style.
We spent a short time in a bar, trying to get involved into a CS meeting. However, when I realized that most people there were Russians, I felt so bored and left with Sarah only after hald an hour. Being hungry, Sarah brought me to a place that I thought seldom ...
... hostel : )
NEXT STOP- THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY!
Train: 15:25 Polonez: Warsaw to Moscow, via Minsk (Belarus).
Total distance: 4524km
View from the window: Forests and rivers, houses becoming less European and more boxy, run down tower blocks, more industrial. Clothes and cars look a bit like 1980s England (in the midlands!)
Weather: some sunshine, but also heavy downpours with a lot of thunder and ...