Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. By broader definitions Moscow is among the world’s largest cities
As soon as we stepped out of the hotel, the fresh cool breeze forced us to leave the car in parking and walk around the city. GPS told us it’s a 4 km walk and we headed to The Red Square. While enjoying the walk on the street we grabbed a coffee on the way and clicked some pictures of the city “Mockba” as they call Moscow here.
Our live video on FB shows around the Red Square and Obrázky pro dotaz Lenin Mausoleum. The place was full with tourists and locals hanging around due to many shopping and eating options along the walk in the area.
The Red Square is a city square (plaza) in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow since Moscow’s major streets, which connect to Russia’s major highways, originate from the square.
Security was good, as there were cops at many spots, still there came a big Cat Body Costume, grabbed two of us and asked our third partner to click a photo. We happily did that without knowing that a surprise is waiting for us. ‘Now the photo is in your camera and I charge 500 Rubles for that’ he said. We tried to negotiate but then had to delete the pics in front of him due to his disagreement on our offer price.
We then headed back to our car for a drive around the city, where some cops stopped us to check proper documentation about what we were doing, as everything was well organized and explained to them through Google Translate, they were happy and amazed to see the route map on our car’s bonnet. Moving on we clicked some pictures of Moscow by night and started hunting for food which as we thought of tasting some different cuisine here which suits our taste too to find Zakuski which includes fish with salads, pickles and some eggs. It tasted great and we loved the experience.
Tomorrow is going to be a 700 kms drive to the border of Russia and Latvia. The place is called Terehova.
TO be continued tomorrow !!