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Dec 30, 2018 - Moscow

Sunday 30th: Our guide for the day, Lydia, met us at 8.15 and we set off by bus to the Kremlin even though the hotel was right beside one wall. The weather had changed completely from yesterday - gone were the sunshine and blue skies and it was much colder. Light snow fell all day. The first stop inside the Kremlin was the Armoury where we were allowed in an hour earlier and had it all to ourselves. Lydia explained all the main exhibits and we were all agog at the opulence of the treasures there, mainly from Tsarist times and far more than...

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Dec 29, 2018 - Moscow

Saturday 29th: Beth and Bob, our group leaders from Travel Masters, had arranged for a professor whom they knew from one of the universities to give a lecture about Russia today. Ludmilla spoke about the first half of her life under Soviet rule and the second half since 1991 under the Russian Federation. She spoke with great feeling and gave us great insights into the everyday Russia that you don’t often get as a tourist. Then a few of us set out for Red Square just around the corner. It was still not quite light and the illuminations were...

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Dec 28, 2018 - It’s snowing in Moscow, too!!

Friday 28th: It’s snowing in Moscow, too!! Today was a long day. We left our hotel in Basel at 7.30am to join the others staying at Radisson Blu and then we were all transferred to the airport. The first flight was to Frankfurt where we spent nearly five hours before the second flight to Moscow. Fortunately, we had access to a very nice lounge so the time passed pleasantly enough chatting with Barb F and Irene and a couple of others. With the time difference we did not land in Moscow until nearly 10pm. Golden Eagle people were there to...

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Oct 9, 2018 - Moscow

Welcome to the heart of the Soviet Empire - You know that the Geezer normally eats street food while traveling. However, on this trip I am branching out a bit, particularly in Moscow. Coming in at # 15 on the World's Top 50 Restaurants is White Rabbit. The fourteen course tasting menu at White Rabbit lives up to its reputation. Intense flavors, textures ... quite an experience eating alongside Oligarchs. As do the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, the GUM Department Store ... I also enjoy spending time in Yeliseyevsky's Gastronom,...

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Jul 28, 2018 - Now in Moscow

After 10 nights on board the ship we are now in the Intercontinental Hotel in Moscow and have a much better internet available. Our cruise across the waterways of this part of Russia included stops at many interesting ports including Goritsy, Yaroslavl, Uglich and now Moscow. We have been here 3 days and it really is spectacular. A very large well organized and clean city with so much history. We have been to Red Square several times including at night. The Kremiln is spectacular. Have been on the Metro and enjoyed viewing 4 metro...

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Jun 14, 2018 - Bullet Train to Moscow

June14, Thursday Up at 5:30am and in the theater at 6:45am for our bus assignment. We were tour group #28, went through customs got a visa, had our passport stamped and Got On the Bus. When we arrived at the train station we were told our seat assignment & were joined by those on bus #29. The train was very modern, clean, plenty of leg room and it had Stewart’s and Stewardress’s just like an airplane. After the train left the station we were served breakfast. Rolled pancakes with strawberry jam to put on them. Two hot muffins that were...

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Oct 7, 2017 - Metro to Red Square

Well we got off to a slow start this morning. Denise slept until 10:00 a.m. trying to get better but to no avail. We missed breakfast and spun our wheels for awhile trying to figure out what to do. Wanted to go to the Kremlin Armory but no tickets were available. We decided to take the metro to Red Square as the weather was better today. The problem with the metro is that most of the signage is in Russian with its different alphabet. But to the adventurous there is enough English hidden here and there and some of the train announcements...

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Volga River Cruise

Oct 6, 2017 - Moscow

Finally risen from the dead. Have been unable to get out of bed for more than 1-3 hours the last three days. Mike has been sick too, but has been functioning better. The entire ship has been sick and it sounds more like a Typhoid cruise than a pleasure cruise. The doctor on board is a big fan of homeopathics which did nothing for my fever which finally broke today, enabling me to go on a 5 hour tour of Moscow (in the pouring rain). Tried to join the tours the last three days, but ending up sleeping on the back of the bus or returning to the...

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Volga River Cruise

Sep 15, 2017 - Suzdal to Moscow

A much sunnier day in Suzdal today, which was perfect for a walking tour with a local guide. We started the tour at The Kremlin, followed by a visit to The Museum of Wooden Architecture and then walked back into town to the main square. Some free time to wander before a bus to Vladimir to catch the Sapsan (fast) train back to Moscow. This time we caught the Metro from the station, which was much easier without our main luggage

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Beijing to Berlin

Sep 13, 2017 - Moscow

My “free” day in Moscow was jam-packed trying to fit in as much as possible. In the morning, quite a few of us did the Urban Adventures “Behind the Icons” walking tour of Moscow. We started at one of the many statues of Pushkin. We walked past the first McDonalds to open in Russia in 1990, where queues went right down the street and round the square. Went in almost next door to a Soviet style café where we tried a traditional snack. Went in and ogled at an amazing supermarket, and walked around a lot of streets just off the main...

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Beijing to Berlin

Aug 5, 2017 - Last full day in Moscow

Today was our last full day in Moscow. Although Moscow metro is famous for its old stations, I also like the modern stations. We spent the morning at Victory Park and its adjacent museum, both dedicated to the Great Patriotic War (1941-45).. We learnt that the Soviet Union made a vital contribution to the common Victory having borne the brunt of the war at the European theatre of military actions and defeated the main grouping of Japanese troops. There was a series of fabulous dioramas, where it was difficult to tell where the real...

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Aug 4, 2017 - 4th August - Cosmonaut Museum

More walking. To the Bolshoi Ballet To an ancient Chinese teahouse. Visited the city’s only Lutheran Church. The main Jewish synagogue. A Greek Orthodox Church. We had lunch in a Georgian Restaurant. Then spent the afternoon at the Cosmonaut Museum. This is a monument above the Cosmonaut Museum. This was full of spacesuits, satellites, displays. Fabulous museum. At night we went to see the Red Square in the dark. Suddenly it started to rain - to pour. We sheltered under an archway in the Kremlin wall. Photo coming here tomorrow of the...

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