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Just a short stay in the Moscow before boarding the trans-mongolian.
Before we left our hostel in St Petersburg, we asked the staff for recommendation of place to stay in Moscow. We decided to stay at Moscow Home Hostel and to get there, we will need to take the metro from the train station. On our way up the escalator from the metro, an old Russian man in front of us, turned around and asked whether we need help finding our way. We were really glad for his help because the minute we step out of the metro station, it's chaos on the street. It is really hard to tell where you really are on the map, especially when all signages are in cryillic. The hostel is really nice.. the bed cost RB550, cheaper than St Petersburg and they have a much nicer common room. The staff is quite helpful too. We got her to help us write the note for us to buy the train tickets and a recommended place to eat.
My My Restaurant: cheap and good food.


My My restaurant is a self-service restaurant, serving proper food at affordable price. The place is packed with people and there are many selection of food to choose from. The good thing about it, they have English listing of the food available at each section. There were about 6-7 men, all very much taller than my 5ft 3" frame, reminds me a lot of the mafia with their black leather jacket, black shirt, black glasses and jeans standing in front me at the line. One of them heard my friend having problem ordering her food, turn around and helped her with it. It takes a while to get used to having your food weighted before it's served to you. I guess this is the way for them to ensure you get what you pay for; no more no less.

A funny incident happened to me at the GUM.
As I was on my way out of the mall, i saw this statue, standing facing outside the mall next to the revolving door. I remembering thinking this is a really weird place to place a mannequin and after going through the revolving door, I turned back and look at it again. The "mannequin" must had seen some funny expression on my face because he started pointing at me laughing. I then realised, it's a man, not a mannequin :). He got me there. It's easy to mistaken him as a mannequin with his grey suit, bald head and pasty color skin. The fact he was standing so still helps to reinforce my impression. 

If you happened to visit the Vodka Museum, you have to try the caviar pancake. It is one of the most delicious dessert I've ever had... Do take note if you want to have the vodka testing experience offered by the museum, you have to call in and book ahead of time. We couldn't believe our ears when we were told we have to book ahead of time.... one would thought they have ample of vodka stocked at that museum...

I didn't manage to visit the Kremlin as for some unknown reason, it was closed to public that day.. what a bummer. I was really forward to visit the Armoury Chamber.
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Just a short stay in the Moscow be…
Just a short stay in the Moscow b…
My My Restaurant: cheap and good f…
My My Restaurant: cheap and good …
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This is one of the thing I look o…
the GUM
the GUM
Moscow
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