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Moscow, Russia

Overnight sleeper trains seem like such a good idea - save a night on accommodation, end up where you need to be with minimal fuss, and a gentle rocking sends you to the land of nod. The reality is they are freezing cold, pretty loud, and quite jerky. 

Miss T and I stumbled bleary eyed off the sleeper from St Petersburg in Moscow to gloomy grey skies. Things always look a little less amazing when there's no sunshine - at least that's the story I'm spinning. Whether it was the comparative impressiveness of St Petersburg, the lack of sunshine, or the fact that we were sleep deprived, Moscow seemed slightly less spectacular than our first few days in Russia. 


We tried our best to ward off sleep by slipping into our high heels and heading out for vodka and caviar.


Red Square was a little occupied during our stay, preparing for the military tattoo. (But we certainly weren't complaining about the abundance of men in uniform from seemingly every country we could name.)


One of the most impressive things about Moscow? Its ornately decorated metro stations.


After which point I think I forgot I had a camera. You'll have to take my word that we visited a brilliant market, ate the best lamb I've had in years, and met some very cool people, both Russian and Lebanese.


I'm definitely missing our terrible attempts at selfies now that Miss T and I have been separated by a 24 hour flight again. Friends forever.

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  1. I'm not really a fan of Russia to be honest but their buildings look amazing :D

    lol and I first read "both russian and lesbian" instead of "russian and lebanese" haha.

    btw I created a new blog because with my old one I just couldn't get my blogging-mojo back.

    xx Vivi
    http://frostedpearl.blogspot.com

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    1. Well they might have been lesbians too!!

      Will be sure to pop over and check the new blog out x

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  2. Lovely pictures! I'd love to visit Russia one day. The architecture is wonderful

    Cx
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. It was definitely impressive over there - lots of history and such grandeur everywhere x

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  3. I can't believe how amazing their metro stations are...!! I wish the tube looked a little bit more like that. I've never really considered Russia as a place to visit but your photos are making me think again! xx

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    1. It's an interesting one - I wouldn't go again but I'm glad I did it, if you know what I mean? xx

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  4. This post has actually made me start researching flights - did you feel safe?

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    1. Totally safe! We felt 100% ok everywhere we went...somewhat surprisingly maybe?

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