Moscow

April 17, 2016 at 5:28 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Have always wanted to visit Moscow, so there’s little that could make me unhappy about the place. We could have seen more places, but hey, something.

Reserve a day or so for the Red Square. The Red Square is bordered by the Kremlin and Lenin’s mausoleum on one side, St Basil’s on the second, a Mall and a cathedral on the third. You can obviously skip the cathedral outside the kremlin. No great shakes. The Mall was okay, but again, no big deal.

  1. Kremlin.
    Awesome. Reserve atleast half a day. Includes two or so cathedrals – very historic – where most of the tsars are buried
  2. St Basil’s
    Iconic. We did not get to enter – wasnt part of our tour package :(. I wouldnt have minded paying but the time wasnt factored in either
  3. Lenin’s Mausoleum
    Its closed one day of the week – naturally had to be the day we visited.

Others:

  1. The Russian Circus
    The most boring hour or so of my entire life. Please skip. Right outside, however, is a really lovely park. We sneaked out and spent some time over there
  2. Arbat Street
    I liked it. Its lined with these shops selling overpriced souvenirs, but still, interesting.
  3. Moskva River cruise – No big deal. You might get to see this giant size statue of Peter the Great, but thats it.
  4. Tree of locks on the Moskva River – typical, like those in other places, I think (no personal experience of other places, so speculating). I liked it – kinda cute. We found a couple of locks so obviously indian – one with Saraswati, etc
  5. The Metro – you will obviously be moving around in the Metro, so dont know why I need to mention this, but anyway. The stations really are beautiful.

Thats it, I think we vistited one other cathedral whose name I cant remember. Really sorry about this shoddy, rushed job, but suddenly realized most of my photos have been wiped out. Cant for the life of me imagine how. Will check suresh’s phone and see if I can find other photos.

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