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L&L On the Road Lars & Louise on a world-sampling tour

Grand Moscow Oct 4-7

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Thursday, 8 October 2009 | Views [366] | Comments [3]

Moscow makes me feel tiny. Is it designed to make the little people feel smaller? Hum, hum… Even the park benches are massive. The streets are huge, buildings and monuments gigantic. Everything is stern and robust. Lars loves it. I think it’s interesting for a few days, but this will not likely be our final destination! Also, it would have been a daunting place had not Lars known Russian I imagine… Am starting to understand the need for the ‘cherished water’, vodka… Makes you warmer, too!

We got our first introduction to Russian drinking culture on the plane over here, where we spent a few very pleasant hours with our new friend Oleg, whose toasts we’ll never forget. Unfortunately the journey was cut short as our plane arrived one hour ahead of schedule – a nice surprise on any other trip but not when you land at 4am and the train from the airport leaves at 7am… We did eventually find alternative means of transportation, and made it to our hostel (Godzilla’s – would recommend anyone to go there, it’s really nice!) even though someone had lost the address and directions along the way…  :)

Oh, and the Bolshoi Theatre and the ballet, Spartacus, was out of this world!!

We are now on our way through Russia, currently at Nizhny Novgorod after one night on the train. Updates will follow… If we ever find Internet again…

 

-- Lou --

Comments

1

Låter som om Ryssland är värt ett besök!Du måste skriva lite mer om baletten, vilka vara dansarna?

  ollie Oct 9, 2009 6:52 AM

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Louise i discovered you have a new secret talent....you are quite a good writer!!! I thought that was supposed to be one of Lars's talents but obviously we now discovered a new one in the family... :-)

  Simona Oct 14, 2009 6:11 PM

3

Thanks honey :)

/Lou

I agree Louise has the talent for writing - and the patience...

/Lars

  lol Oct 16, 2009 6:16 PM

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