FUN-travel: Moscow – Day 2

July 7, 2014 by  

Day 4 – Friday, July 4 – Moscow – blue skies w/occasional big puffy clouds – 70’s – sunrise 0’dark:30 – sunset – after 10 pm

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Bolshoi Theatre

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St. Basil’s Cathedral

What I LIKE

  • 6:30 – wake up
  • Feel refreshed
  • Cappuccino – machine in lobby – 24/7 – just so so
  • 8:00 – breakfast – nice fresh fruit – make sandwich to go
  • 9:30 – bus departs for city tour
  • 10:30 – 1st stop – New Maiden Convent park – 15 mins
  • 11:00 – 2nd stop – New Maiden Cemetary – filled w/ lots of famous Russians – incredible ornate headstones & bronze busts & statues – 40 mins
  • 12:00 – 3rd stop – Sparrow Hills – view of city w/little hills & Moscow state university – 15 mins
  • 1:00 – 4th stop – Red Square – bordered by St. Basil’s cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, GUM department store & Moscow museum – free time
  • 2:00 – lunch – Bosco Bar @ Gum – outdoor café on square – burrata salad, chicken Caesar, 2 draft beers – 1 russian & 1 german $$$$
  • 3:00 – 5th stop – Moscow subway tour – called a museum due to rich collection of decorative materials
  • 4:15 – 6th stop – Arbat Street – pedestrian shopping area – dates 15th century – many famous writers including Tolstoy lived here
  • 5:45 – bus back to ship
  • 7:00 – arrive
  • 7:30 – dinner – more just so so food
  • 10:30 – take sleeping pill

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Lunch costs $85.00! OUCH
  • No starbuck’s – only Mc Café – 2 iced lattes & bottle Perrier $10
  • Traffic is brutal!
  • Food on this ship not even comparable to the Uniworld Rhône river cruise – ship is Russian owned & only chartered by Uniworld
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Moscow State University

FUN-fact – The décor in the Moscow Metro is palatial with marble, mosaics, stained-glass, life-sized statues, bronze fittings.
More FF – It consists of 170 stations, 11 lines and carries 7 million riders each day.

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Metro Mosaic

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