What a long day! We are back from spending 12 hours walking around Moscow...
Most of the day was spent touring the major sites of Moscow with our guide, Ludmila. From Lenin's tomb to St. Basils cathedral (where we witnessed an incredible concert) to an out of the way traditional restaurant, we had an unforgettable day.
The best part, though was speaking to Ludmila about life in Russia over the past 30 years and how it has changed so dramatically. In the end, it makes me realize that our similarities far outnumber our differences.
Our time here has exceeded my expectations and destroyed a lot of my misconceptions about Russia. Moscow is a safe, cutting edge, cosmopolitan city with unlimited artistic and cultural opportunities - and, best of all, friendly people. I would advise anyone who is considering a trip here to go!
Our last day in moscow will be sent touring Soviet sites in Moscow - one thing we have learned is Stalin was even stranger than reported !
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
- Mark Twain