Former USSR | Russian Federation | Moscow – The last day

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 Moscow’s centrepiece knocked spots off it! St Basil’s 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 Basil’s wouldn’t 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. I’ll keep you posted.

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