Here I am – in the middle of Russian capital. First day is almost over. A bit tired but still happy to be here. Because now I’ m at the hotel already & I like it :). Of course I knew the place and been staying in this hotel long ago. Hotel is good but what I like the best is the view from the window.
So therefore I can say that there is something good as well. As planned, after arrival at the Seremetyevo Airport I took the Aeroexpress train to the Beloruskiy Station. From there I needed to take a Metro till station Universitetskaya. But it turned out that Park Cultury Metro station is closed for renovation & trains do not stop there. & here comes the problem – that was the station I needed to change lines.
I mentioned earlier on that I like Moscow Metro – no I had an opportunity to travel around it. Needed to take two additional trains with 5 additional stops to get to the station I needed. Moscow is very big city. And you need to do some planning how to get from place to place or where is what. At first it might get a bit confusing. Later on it was easier but still…
With the Metro that was a first confusion at the beginning of trip for me. Another one happened in the afternoon when I wanted to do some sightseeing. One of the places worth to visit is Vorobjovi Gori. From there you can get great view of the city. What I wanted is to take a little walk in area of Moscow State University building. Actually this building itself is impressive. It is the highest one from the Stalin’s time buildings in Moscow. With the 36 floors it is hard to miss if you go to Vorobjovi Gori.
Why I didn’t get there? When I was free to go, there was a heavy snow with a rain together. And that at the end of March! What I was left to do? 🙂 Go Shopping 🙂 Believe me – there are a lot of big Shopping malls in the Moscow.
What are the main things from today I wanted to say?
1. Good that now you can buy Aeroexpress train ticket with the credit card (there was no such an option at the beginning).
2. Prices are not exactly as mentioned in their website or they were a year ago. 350 rub is for single trip but round trip (ticket valid for 30 days) is 590 rub for direct train ride Seremetyevo Airport – Moscow.
3. As mentioned above – Park Kultury Metro station on ‘Circle line’ is closed for reconstruction till October, 2011.
4. Prices are changed for metro ride cards as well. Now 10x card costs 265 rub (single ride is still the same – 28 rub)