2005 expedition to Elbrus



We stayed in Moscow for one full day, a Friday. In one day you can do about this:

  • Red Square (metro Okhotny Ryad – red line) and Gum
  • Kremlin (open 09:30 – 17:00; closed on Thursdays)
  • Alekseyandrovsky Gardens
  • Walk to Bolshoy Theatre
  • Walk to Kuznetsky Most
  • Visit St. Basil Cathedral (open 11:00 – 16:00; closed on Tuesdays)
  • Visit some metro stations
  • Walk in downtown Moscow

Maps of Moscow can be found here.

We stayed overnight in hotel Izmailovo, Gamma building, $88 per room. Close to a metro station (blue line, 30 minutes to city centre). Huge building, good rooms, enormous buffet breakfast. Be really early (06:50), because there are a lot of Japanese in the hotel and at 07:15 the restaurant is full.

Adler on the Black Sea


We spent 2 full days in Adler on the Black Sea shore. Our hotel was Prestige, a small hotel 2 minutes from the beach. The photo above is taken from the hotel balcony.

In Adler really nobody speaks English. Not even the hotel staff.