This is the blog of Martin and Caroline as they go out and see some of the world

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Cold and Rainy Moscow

We have arrived in Moscow. The train journeys to get us here seemed quite dull and there seemed lots of waiting around but we had a good day in Warsaw and went and purchased a new camera (thank you for the offer Nigel but I am far to impatient to wait).
We had high hopes of our 1st class carrage from Warsaw to Moscow but the reality was quite different to what we expected.  To say there was not enough room to swing a cat is not an exageration.  We were lucky as there were only 2 of us in our cabin and almost everyone else had 3 in them. The toilets were NOT nice and there was no hot water for washing.

To pass the time away in the evening we went to the bar with a lady called Estelle who was from France but lived in Germany.  It was here that we had our first Vodka on Moscow soil. 

We managed to negotiate the Metro and found our hostel OK.  We decided to go out and explore and were suprised at how close to Red Square we were and we also timed it well as it was the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier as we arrived.

We have visited The historical museum, The Armoury Chambers and the Gulag Museum so far but the best place we have been was the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour where the painted murals and icons took our breath away.

We went out this morning but it rained and so have decided that an afternoon indoors doing washing and catching up on the blog was called for.  We are going out for dinner tonight to try some typical Russian food - cant wait!

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