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Sightseeing Moscow

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Moscow is much bigger that you think it is, at first time. Streets are wide and long, most of the times without a single crossing, so we end up walking much more than we expect. The buildings are always opulent in the good old-fashioned Soviet style. The underground stations are beautiful. This Friday 9th May is the celebration of the end of World War II (they call it Patriotic War here), so the whole city is being prepared for several parades and marches that will took place on the holiday. I would like to see something like this, but I am on train on that day.
I got to see an amazing convent that is part of the World Heritage Site! Amazing! The All-Russia Exhibition is just another place where we can see the greatest deeds Russian has conquered along the Cold War. Really worth a trip.
The only thing bad about Moscow/Russia is that hardly anyone speaks English - the advantage is that I can fully read Cyrillic by now! Last afternoon I got stuck between the underground doors - don't know what would have happened if it wasn't for a Russian strong man that managed to open the doors from the inside! People are cold but sometimes they amaze us and ask if we need help.
Today I am visiting the Kremlin and then I'm shopping for the train trip.

Posted by Billabongirl 21:37 Archived in Russia

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