Moscow Madness

Hi everyone!

Today's post is travel themed because last week I went on a trip to Russia! I went for five nights and I went to both Moscow and St Petesburg. This post is going to be mainly pictures but I'll also write a bit about what we did. Because I have so many pics I thought I would do two separate posts for Moscow and St Petesburg - I hope you like them and I hope everyone had a great Easter!



On our first morning in Moscow we went to Red Square which is probably the most famous place in Moscow. I think the thing that shocked everyone so my was that it was absolutely freezing! I thought because it was sunny it would be ok but every time the wind blew it was literally as if a freezer hit you in the face. Although funnily enough our tour guide insisted that the weather was really warming up and that we were really lucky that it wasn't colder!

I really enjoyed walking around Red Square despite the cold and taking loads of photos which you can see a few of above.

On the Red Square there is an absolutely massive shopping centre all inside when we actually only went into at first the escape the cold, but we ended up looking around more because it was so pretty! There were three floors and lots of cute bridges and flowers. We only went into one shop because we were on a scheduled tour and also it was very expensive and the shop assistants followed us around which was a bit uncomfortable so we made a speedy exit!

We then went to a cathedral which was so pretty because it was all white with gold domes and definitely looked very typically Russian! The inside was also really impressive but unfortunately you couldn't take photos. 

In the evening we went to a circus in the middle of Moscow. I don't really know what I was expecting because I had never been to a circus before so when we went in the stage was in the middle and everyone sat around the outside. The acrobatics were amazing but the animal acts were sometimes a bit cruel. Even though I didn't enjoy all the acts I'm so glad I got to experience what a real Moscow circus was like!

The next day we got up bright and early to go to the Kremlin which is the residence of the Russian President and the Russian Federation. I'm not going to lie, I'm not all that interested in History but I enjoyed going around the Kremlin so much just because all the buildings were huge with golden domes and they were so different to any buildings in England.

After the Kremlin we went on a tour of the metro. This might sound quite weird if you're used to the London tubes because I'm pretty sure no one would do a tour of them unless they wanted to hear the whole 'please mind the gap' voice. The Russian metro on the other hand is completely different. Every station we went to was so pretty with stain glass windows or mosaics or paintings - definitely my fave metro!

After the metro we went to a Russian market where there were so many Russian dolls and fur hats! I naturally hat to buy a fur hat which stayed on my head pretty much the whole rest of the trip. Buying everything was actually so stressful because we were told to barter and I just didn't know how low to go on prices and it was just quite awkward but I did manage to get some bargains (or I thought they were bargains anyway!)

Our last night in Moscow we spent in Red Square (again) and it was so beautiful at night!

The department store we went to the day before was all lit up and it looked so Disney so I loved it!

Then we rushed from Red Square to the night train to head to St Petesburg and I will be uploading some more posts so you can see that. 

Thank you (and congrats) for reading this super long post! 

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