Last night, as I was writing my blog in the hotel bar (where the electrical plug-ins are), I met two wonderful couples from Manitoba, Canada. I had an evening of good company, lots of laughs, and one more beer than usual, and I slept like a log. It was wonderful! I hope that I have a handle on the jet lag, and that I will have my days and nights straightened out now, until I embark on the 9 hour flight to Sakhalin island, and have it to do all over again.
Breakfast was long over in the restaurant when I finally came downstairs, and as they had a large group coming in for lunch, I was on the street without breakfast. Lucky for me, in a lot of the underground walkways, there is a whole market of shops lining one wall.
Along with the clothing, shoes, and trinkets, I found one that had lovely filled buns. I had no idea what would be in it, but pointing came to the rescue again, and my sauerkraut-filled bun was delicious.
There were blockades up that weren’t yesterday, and I discovered that the Kremlin was closed today, as it is a holiday tomorrow, and preparations are being made. Oh well, I caught the last 5 minutes of the Free Moscow bus tour, and learned about Arbat street and where to find cheap food. I also got the details for the Moscow Metro Tour at 4 pm. My day was planned.
And then I headed back to the Kremlin for my Moscow metro tour……. which is way too much to add to this post, so stay tuned.