The last Moscow post

We’ve wandered a lot through Moscow, and I never did get around to talking about it due to all the bitching I was doing. So… We took Train #1 to Moscow, did a walk around the Kremlin, saw the Armoury museum (snore), walked through GUM, and revelled in the “marvel” that is our hotel. When not being watched by the hundreds of security guards, that is…

The GUM department store used to be a haven for long lines for toilet paper. Now it’s a haven for corporate America.

Our hotel in Moscow, the Rossiya, was both good and not so good. Here’s the courtyard. Hopefully, the dilapidated condition shows through:

The inner courtyard at the Rossiya Hotel, Moscow, Russia, 8 May 2005