As we got off the train in
, we started our long walk to the Godzilla Hostel. It was quite the journey to our hostel, considering all the snow on the ground was turning into slush from the downpour of rain. Despite my careful and strategic efforts to dodge puddles, my shoes were soaked by the time we reached the hostel. Lesson learned: always bring waterproof shoes, and more socks than you think you could possibly ever use. Russia
The Moscow Metro is the best metro system I've ever seen. We traveled in 4 groups of about 8 to 9 students to avoid getting lost and drawing too much attention as tourists. My favorite game to play was the "Don't-look-like-an-American" game. We tried to blend in whenever we got on the metro. Our pre-departure tips of don't speak too loudly, don't smile, don't look lost, and don't stare proved to be good instructions. To semi blend-in, requires a silent entry, no talking during the ride, and picking a spot on the floor to stare at for the entire duration of the trip. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the metro, as it is illegal to take them; unlawful activities seemed like a bad idea.
|McDonald's. Photo by Breanna|