Published: April 10th 2011April 10th 2011
The National History Museum as veiwed from just outside Red Square
Hey everybody, I've now completed the Ruski Huski train journey from Moscow via Lake Baikal and Mongolia to Beijing and I'm typing this in my hostel just 10 minutes walk from the Forbidden City. It's been an amazing journey so far and I've got loads of great memorys and met some great people. I've taken quite a few pictures so I'm going to split the journey into a couple of blogs and upload a selection of the pictures.
Well the Journey started in moscow with a scary taxi ride from the airport, the driver didn't speak any English and the car wouldn't start so he had to get a jump start off another driver, then everytime he took his foot off the accelerator all the electrics would die! I was glad to get to the hostel for sure. I managed to get a few hours kipp then headed out to explore Moscow, luckily there was a lovely American girl called Maria staying at the hostel who knew a guy who lived in Moscow who showed us the sites and guided us round the metro system, It definately is a amazing city although Russians seem angry all the time and if
There was a massive lightshow being projected onto this building just outside Red Square when I went, along with some awful techno music.
you don't speak any Russian and don't have a guide it would definately be a hard city to get around. I got to see Red square (much better at night time), St Basil's, the massive GUM shopping complex, the national history museum (get the audio guide as there are no english signs on anything) and the old town, unfortunately the kremlin and the mausoleum were both closed. I also met up with the rest of the tour group and our Honcho Elenna who were all a lovely bunch, and then it was onto the Train and off to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
There are more photos below