Moscow has been a complete surprise to me. I did not expect that much beauty (and that pastel colored architecture!) concentrated in the very center of it. I had two days off before starting the trainings and was basically strolling through the pedestrian streets, visiting a local food market in the outskirts and a very cool hipster area called Strelka. But that’s another post.
I didn’t feel like visiting the Kremlin or any major monument since you spend a lot of time lining up to get into any place these days. It’s peak season! Ah, and I had a true crush on Matryoshkas. You see, they have all kinds of. I just can’t help it but my heart beats for artisan work! I was not so much interested in the souvenir type but loved the real artisan pieces locked behind glass and worth a little fortune since some families work on a set up to 6 month, I was told. I have been posting one per day on my IG stream during the trip.
But you can’t leave Moscow without having seen Saint Basil’s Cathedral at the Red Square. During my days off the sky was all misty, it was pouring and I really wanted to have a picture with blue sky. At the end I managed to get a partly clouded one, getting up very early heading to the Red Square and then starting to work. It was all worth it!