We decided to go back though the hoping to find it somewhere. As they don’t allow people to go back into the exit gate at border but with our polite request they issued one of us a pass to go inside and look for it. As it was dark around and people at the border were leaving from work with half lights already switched off, it was difficult to find our document. We were not even sure if it is with them or we lost it ourselves as there are so many documents to be shown differently at different windows and stoppages. Thankfully staff at Latvian side could speak English. Finally an officer helped us to open the closed office of Carnet Stamping Officer who had left by then. And said no its not even here, suddenly I asked him can I see whats there in that transparent folder on the corner of the table while standing at the door. He showed it to me and this was it. We thanked the officer for his special help taking us to this room and took a sigh of relief.
Happily we moved on this dark two way road to hunt for a bed. Daugavpils, a small town close to the border showed a hotel with 3 beds in a room. We went for it immediately without any second thought. The hotel “HomeLike” was comfortable and staff was supportive. Again time to eat and everything closed with limited options at the hotel. We swallowed something and went to bed.
The marathon is on, tomorrow morning to Warsaw, Poland…
Day 10 – A Day in Moscow
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.