Tour Day 3
Trip Start Aug 02, 2012
37Trip End Aug 31, 2012
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Inside the grounds of the Kremlin are the Tsar Gun and the Tsar Bell, which were both cast in workshops within the Kremlin
After the tour, a friend and I went into town by metro again. I've definitely sussed using the metro now. We got a bit lost last night, but it was easy once we figured out how to transfer between the different lines. I bought a hat yesterday, and a t-shirt today.
One of the things that's really interesting, is the amount of Westernization of Russia. Not only shop names and brands (like Adidas, Reebok, KFC and Wendy's) but there are also signs that say "Sale" and "Discount" for example. We were walking down one of the main streets in the commercial area of Moscow, Arbat Street -- Арбат улица -- and between announcements and advertisements in Russian they were playing western pop songs.
I went into a supermarket today to get a couple of drinks. Very similar to supermarkets at home. I also went into a toy store, Детский Мир (Dyetskii Mir or Children's World), which also sells clothes, shoes and school supplies for children, to see if there was anything I could the kids. They sold Lego, but nothing I couldn't get from Toyworld back home. I'll have another look in Denmark.