After a fast-tracked, rush for a visa last week, I’m stoked to announce that I’ll be taking on Russia this weekend!
The trip is in conjunction with the British airline bmi, who are promoting their flights to Moscow. Along the way, I’ll be taking hints and tips from bmi’s Russian fans on Facebook so I can soak up everything Moscow is about from the locals. I’ll also be getting heaps of photos along the way also, and be (hopefully) live tweeting the whole thing.
This is a true “48 hour adventure” in every sense. I’ll be flying out of London Heathrow late on Friday night for a four hour flight over to Moscow, getting into Domodedovo airport at about 5am on Saturday morning. Thanks to the four hour time difference to London time, the flight schedule works out really well. I’ll get in just on sunrise, ready after (hopefully) a decent bit of sleep on the plane to take on the Russian capital. I’ll spend all of Saturday and Sunday exploring before flying back to London at about 7pm Sunday night.
I am so uber pumped about this trip. This is MOSCOW man! You can’t get much less western and far from what you’re used to than Russia.
Straight up, I can’t wait to check out St Basil’s Cathedral and the Red Square. Getting around on the Moscow’s Metro will be an experience in itself as well, with the ornate interiors and intricate lighting inside each station (this is where I think I better get my head around a few Cyrillic characters, because I’ve heard none of the signage is in English).
Then there’s The Kremlin, the centuries old walled fortress, filled with buildings representing Russia’s historical past. Gorky Park is apparently where all the former Soviet Union era statues are as well (like in the photo above), so I’ll definitely pay it a visit (especially during this time of year when the weather is really good).