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Central Moscow

Beautiful...but...

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Arrived 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) which ultimately was a bad choice. Crappy tiny room and in very bad state.

Went out sightseeing all day. Moscow is very beautiful, but extremely crowded. Margaret loved everything, Mike not so convinced. Red Square district was over run with tour groups, and the square itself was not even visible due to some concert that was being televised.

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One particular highlight was a church, the Cathedral of Christ. Not so much for the church itself, but the amazing history. Read more...The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of Moscow: you will not believe its story

Our costs to date have been very low....Food is almost always around half Aust pirces for both fresh and restaurant food. Transport is extremely cheap at less than $1 for a ride on public transport. Hotels in the 3-4 star category have cost us $40-60 again around half Aust prices. Interestingly, many attractions to date have been free or just a few dollars. In Moscow everything is much more expensive and every single attraction costs a lot.

Discovered a great restaurant chain (Grabli), very popular and inexpensive buffet food (around $25 for two).

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First time we have vastly disagreed....so it's an average of star.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.png 4 star day.

Posted by MikeinCairns 13:19 Archived in Russia

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