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Moscow diaries: The walk to the office..

Moscow has one of the oldest and longest tram networks in the world

Moscow has one of the oldest and longest tram networks in the world

As someone had rightly said, the best way to experience any city is by walking through the streets and taking in the sights and sounds all around. While on the first morning, I had asked my colleague to pick me up from the hotel, I decided that from the evening onwards, I would make the 20 minute journey on foot between Правды ул (Pravdy Street) and Лесная ул (Lesnaya street) where my hotel was located.

The barren trees enroute

The barren trees en-route

This is the start of winter with snow all around

This is the start of winter with snow all around

A minute away from my office..

A minute away from my office..

Even the Christmas tree has turned white

Even the Christmas tree has turned white

My colleagues were kind enough to point out the locations on the map. Before you ask, yes the map was in Russian but the route was fairly straightforward and I decided to take a chance. I must say the experience was lovely as I got the opportunity to learn the art of walking in snow without slipping and also took in the fresh air, sounds and smells of the city. Obviously I had to wear multiple layers to beat the -10 degree cold.

Belorusskaya Rail Terminal

Belorussky Rail Terminal

With offices of Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) among others located in the vicinity, the hotel is part of one of Moscow’s Central Business Districts. The Belorussky Rail Terminal from which trains depart daily to Belarus and Western Europe along with the Belorusskaya Metro Station are all a short walk away.

The spire stands tall

The spire stands tall

Christmas is in the offing

Christmas is in the offing (A Christmas tree next to the Belorusskaya metro station)

An exchange office near my hotel

An exchange office near my hotel ($, €, ¥, GBP are the most commonly accepted foreign currencies)

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2 Comments

  1. Archana Kapoor

    what amazing pictures…

  2. Could literally feel the cold through the pictures! Can imagine what a wonderful walk it would have been 🙂

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