Day 4. The VDNKh Park, Moscow

After the previous morning's disappointing egg order, I managed to achieve success by showing the chef a photo of some fried eggs on my iPad. She seemed to understand, smiled, and then served up some delicious, runny yolks for me to dip my toast into. Eventually we were ready to embark on a day's sightseeing …

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Day 3. Moscow’s university and its magnificent metro stations

We enjoyed another leisurely breakfast in the hotel's executive lounge, which was lovely and quiet compared to the main restaurant across the corridor.  I started the day with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice from a hand press which had a sign in front of it suggesting that it was good morning exercise.  After …

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Day 2. Exploring Red Square and the Kremlin, Moscow

After sleeping like logs, we tucked into a delicious breakfast in the hotel's executive lounge where we had been invited after receiving a complimentary room upgrade.  The buffet selection was broadly similar to the main hotel restaurant but we received a more personal service from the waiting staff and were able to sit back and …

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Day 1. Moscow – the ultimate winter break

The previous evening I had taken the train to London to meet up with my son in Hammersmith.  We'd chosen Hammersmith as it was on the Piccadilly Line and meant we hadn't far to trundle our large suitcases.  After a tasty meal of fish and chips we returned to the nearby underground station for a …

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