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  • Moscow part deuxSo now we are back in Moscow! We arrived super early again, about 530. By the time we got out of the station and to the Metro... we were waiting for a little bit... cause it wasn't open Posted by rhwanderlust in Rachel: Wanderlust, Travel, Adventure | Oct 21, 2019
  • Saint PetersburgAfter leaving Pushkin, it was time to check in to our hostel for the night. It was a place that Eva had stayed quite a few times before, so they recognized her when she came in! We left Posted by rhwanderlust in Rachel: Wanderlust, Travel, Adventure | Oct 16, 2019
  • PushkinSo it's Friday night and we are ready to head to St Petersburg on the night train! Of course, we went through a pretty awesome metro station. Mosaics all over the walls and really elegant mouldings on the Posted by rhwanderlust in Rachel: Wanderlust, Travel, Adventure | Oct 14, 2019
  • The Vanishing - Act 3a - RussiaRussia is a strange, yet fascinating place. On the outside people can be cold and indifferent, but get the beneath the surface and there hides a certain charm and honesty, and below that a genuine warmth and friendliness. If I Posted by TheVanishing in The Vanishing | Oct 11, 2019
  • Moscow!So a few months ago I happened on a great deal for a FF ticket to Europe. 25k miles return to just about anywhere. Of course, I had to see the farthest I could fly... and I ended Posted by rhwanderlust in Rachel: Wanderlust, Travel, Adventure | Oct 7, 2019
  • St. Petersburg, Russia (MONTH 1/10) ==Russia 1/10== Why starting this? 29th of September marks my first month in St Petersburg, Russia. Sounds like the great occasion to share som Posted by KX_Keytinho in Thoughts on... | Sep 29, 2019
  • Two Cities In RussiaAs I wrap up my time in Moscow and St. Petersburg I am trying to process all the amazing sites jam-packed with centuries of history. My main thoughts keep going back to how much the people have suffered over the centuries Posted by CWalts in Travel For One | Sep 20, 2019
  • Peterhoff PalaceThere are so many palaces and elegant buildings in St Petersburg. The winter palace (Hermitage Museum) is right in the city. The next two popular ones are the summer palace of Peter I (the Great) and summer palace Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Sep 2, 2019
  • Catherine's PalaceContinuing the "his and hers" palace tour, and following yestersdays Peterhoff palace, today we ventured to the town of Pushkin (metro and bus around $2 each) to visit the gardens of Catherines summer palace. Once again we chose a Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Sep 3, 2019
  • Russia Wrap-upIt's a sign that you enjoy a country when you are sad to leave. We could easily have spent another month in Russia and it is quite annoying that the visa is max 1 month. The trans-siberian train experience was Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Sep 4, 2019
  • The Transiberian TrainWe spent 4 nights in a row on the train. That was the longest we did on this journey. We were in second class, which means a cabin with 4 beds and a closing door for a bit of privacy. Posted by Mr. V in The Vodka Train | Sep 5, 2019
  • MoscowAfter a night in the train we arrived in Moscow at around 7am. We met our new Honcho (guide) : his name was Sergei and he had face tattoos with dreadlocks. We dropped off our stuff at the Godzillas hostel, Posted by Mr. V in The Vodka Train | Sep 5, 2019
  • 8 hours in MoscowThere are so many stories to share today. Too many to put in words so late at night after the longest of days. We got into the cab at 5am for our 5:40 train. I had been up since 2 Posted by Jengausman in Gausman Family Europe Adventure | Sep 5, 2019
  • Day 2 St. PLast night we had dinner at one of the only 100% vegetarian restaurants I could find. I had made reservations weeks ago and was excited. The website is beautiful and goes on and on about all things yummy. The Posted by Jengausman in Gausman Family Europe Adventure | Sep 2, 2019
  • St Peter and Paul FortressHotel said they had to move us to another room this morning so we were a bit worried. Turned out to be an upgrade to a much bigger and nicer room. Bonus!! Did I mention we like metro stations :). Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Sep 1, 2019
  • St PetersbergMargaret cracked it yesterday after the huge day walking the Hermitage. So we decided to have a rest day. Today we were thinking how lucky we have been with weather this whole trip. It was a bit drizzly in Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Aug 31, 2019
  • Night Train 116 to St Petersberg & the Hermitage A reminder that you must plan ahead! We left the train booking to the last minute and despite more than 40 tr Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Aug 30, 2019
  • Moscow ParksGot the shits with our dodgy hotel so ask for a refund on our last night and moved to the amazing Soviestky Historic hotel situated 20 minutes out of the city ($120 per night inc breakfast). It has hosted Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Aug 28, 2019
  • Moscow MetroHave split this big day into two blogs. AM: Amazing Moscow Metro and PM: Kremlin and museums Had a problem with the room next door, so hotel moved us to new room. Then had breakfast in hotel (included Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Aug 27, 2019
  • Moscow KremlinThe afternoon was for the Kremlin and museums within. It was always going to be an expensive day. The ticket system is a shambles and online is no better. Virtually no information, different tickets need to be Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Aug 27, 2019
  • Central MoscowArrived Moscow around 9.30 and caught Metro to hotel ($1.20 each). We procrastinated a lot about where to stay in Moscow, but ended up in the very centre next to Red Square. Chose Hotel Matreshka ($80 per night) Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Aug 26, 2019
  • Train 025 to MoscowCaught the bus out to Church of All Regions (20 minutes), a kind of artistic project, and spirital centre started by one local guy. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/982823/large_20190825_122146.jpg thumb=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/982823 Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Aug 25, 2019
  • Day 1 St. PWe got up and had the hotel breakfast. It was fine but nothing compares to the Radisson Blu. But this one has an omlette guy. So thats something. Then we headed out to Nevesky St. Dad loves a bus so Posted by Jengausman in Gausman Family Europe Adventure | Sep 2, 2019
  • From Russia with LoveWe were stuck on the train from Helsinki to st Petersburg for 1:45 due to electrical problems. Not one person made a peep about any inconvenience. They made multiple announcements about the issue and never once said “we will leave Posted by Jengausman in Gausman Family Europe Adventure | Sep 1, 2019
  • VDNKh ParkHad breakfast in the hotel to live harp music !! Could stay here for ever !! Today was for the much anticipated VDNKh Park. Once again we refer to Irena's blog as the ultimate source of information for our entire Posted by MikeinCairns in Back to the USSR | Aug 29, 2019
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