I was so excited that two of my South-African friends were coming to visit me in Moscow!!!!
They arrived early morning in late October and made their way to my small flat in the east of Moscow. I live very close to the metro station so it was quite easy for them to find.
Unfortunately they chose the first properly cold week of autumn to come and visit. They were wrapped up in warm coats, scarves and hats for the whole of their visit! But this didn’t stop us from trying to fit in all the highlights of Moscow in 5 days.
For their first day in Moscow I took them for a walk down the church filled Varvarka Street all the way to the Red Square.
It was 5 degrees outside so we warmed up with a lovely coffee and then went into St Basils Cathedral. I had loads of fun showing them around and it was really special being able to share Moscow with my friends.
We were lucky enough to catch the changing of the guards in front of the Kremlin on our way to get something to eat. We had some very tasty Russian pancakes for lunch down in the underground mall in front of the Kremlin and as soon as the two of them were warmed up we headed out into the cold again.
We walked over to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour which is always an amazing place to visit. It is situated next to the Moscow River and you can see the whole Kremlin from the bridge next to it.
That evening was the Festivals of the Lights in the Red Square. It was amazing to experience, they played music and had a light show synchronized to the music and in turn lit up each building in the Red Square.