The Kremlin & Armoury
Moscow Travel Blog› entry 7 of 26 › view all entries
January 27th, 2006 – by: dfoo
After an hour at the armoury we headed for lunch. I had my cheapest meal in russia here. Spent about 70 roubles on a hearty stew compared to the usual 200 roubles. This is at odds to everything I've been told. That Moscow is really expensive for Russian standards and International standards. It's apparently the most expensive city in the world.
With lunch over, we headed to the Kremlin and did an audio guide tour of several of it's cathedrals. The sheer scale and beauty of the Kremlin is amazing.
Later on after the time we spent at the Kremlin we headed to an old palace which had been converted into a supermarket. It was called the Yeliseyev Grocery Store. Odd choice to use an old palace, but who am I to stand in the way of progress. It could possibly be the most gorgeous place to do your grocery shopping. If I had to buy groceries anywhere it would be there. The stuff there wasn't particularly overpriced either. It's hard to explain what its like to shop there. If you've been to London, its like the food court at Selfridges. A huge place with a very wide selection of goods.
As always with travelling in winter, the sky began to get dark quick. So we made plans to grab a few drinks on our last night in Moscow. If you can't enjoy a quiet tipple with friends when your travelling, then it would be a sad state of affairs. So being in Russia, we drank what all good Russians would drink. Vodka. Just like our night in St Petersburg, things got messy quick. With this in mind we decided it was a good idea to eat.
What made my night was the look on Jaz's face when the doors closed on the train right in front of her face as she was hurrying to make it on but ultimately was too late. It wasn't a face of panic or anything, it was more bewilderment. It was one of those moments where it takes you a few seconds to process what just happened. We were in stitches. Anyway we got off the next stop and lo and behold when the next train came, she was right in the cabin infront of us with the biggest grin. Once we were all onboard the same cabin once more we all laughed until we got home.
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