Former USSR | Russian Federation | Moscow – The last day
Awake at the crack of dawn, we made one last ditch effort to find a cheap flight. After failing, Hector settled for a train ticket to Latvia not ideal since the onward route could be fraught with visa requirements but better than a poke in the eye.
At last, we could relax and where better to do it than Red Square (which happened to be a 5-minute walk from our hotel we had been taking the underground!). I had thought Tiananmen Square was impressive, but Moscows centrepiece knocked spots off it! St Basils Cathedral is now my favourite building funky architecture. None of the sombre style seen in London and Paris (which is, of course, beautiful) in fact St Basils wouldnt look out of place in Disney World! We took all of the usual photos the Kremlin, the famous department store and plenty of the cathedral and then sat down under the trees for a well-deserved rest.
And this is where my story ends. After some haggling, I jumped in a taxi to the airport and waved a tearful see you later to Hector. He made his way to the train station, still fretting over how to reach Berlin from Riga. The next time I see him will be in eight weeks when I face the next challenge emigrating to Spain. Ill keep you posted.