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Riding The Metro

by bill - 2007-12-25 20:45:29 ( in family, adoption, holmes, travel) [php version] rebuild

We're going to attempt to ride the Metro subway to Red Square today. Wish us luck. The exits aren't numbered, they are listed by name ... in Cyrillic. Of course, the overhead announcements are in Russian. One helpful thing is that the announcements are in a male voice if you're going toward the center of town, and in a female voice heading outward. Hopefully I'll figure it out.

Then again, with Tara now sick, we might not go at all. We've got to do something to kill the time, though.

UPDATE: I went ahead and took the Metro down to Red Square myself today. We wanted me to go through the process once myself alone before trying it with a 2-year-old in tow. It ended up being no big deal, though it was fun just to think I could now say I've ridden Moscow's Metro. I walked through Red Square and took video of St. Basil's and all that just in case Tara can't join me again tomorrow. It's supposed to snow tomorrow, so that'll make for more interesting video. Anyway, we'll probably do it all over again tomorrow. I went ahead and got lost in the underground mall on the way back, so I've gotten that out of the way. :)

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    The Metro sounds a little like the New York subway: unintelligible P.A. announcements -- could be Russian. Graffitti-covered station signs -- could be Russian. Bone-deep cold in the Winter -- could be Russian. Are you sure you didn't just go to New York?

- Terry, 2007-12-21 15:42:54

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This Time Next Week -- Preparation for Our First Trip to Russia -- Travel Day -- The Day Before -- Tuesday (10/2/2007) -- In the Air -- We're in Moscow -- Adoption Videos -- -- First Time in Moscow -- It's Only Monday? -- Check-Out Time -- We're in Astrakhan -- What a Day -- It's a Girl It's a Girl -- Great Visit -- Sights of Astrakhan -- Wednesday in Astrakhan -- Last Visit for a While -- Thursday in Astrakhan -- Another Great Visit -- We're Home -- Back in Atlanta -- Round Two -- Skora Mweh Tam Boojum -- Elizabeth's Room -- Internet Access -- Back in Moscow (11/26/2007) -- Tuesday (11/27/2007) -- Mweh Yeddum V Aeroport Eta Ootra -- In the Air Again -- Back in Astrakhan -- Comments Welcome -- Russian Adoption Consultant -- Russian Bureaucracy -- It's Showtime -- And the Judge Says -- Success -- Went for a Walk -- Much Better Visit Today -- The Day After -- Beet Salad -- Saturday Morning -- It's Going to Be a Good Week -- She's Warming Up to Us -- Light at the End of the Tunnel -- Picture of Us Before Court -- She's Ours -- The First Hours of Parenthood -- More Pictures (12-09-2007) -- Bowel Movement -- Nothing Much to Update About -- Sleep, What a Concept -- Here's Your Update -- 51-1/2 Hours -- Back in Moscow (12/18/2007) -- Pictures of Our Life in Astrakhan -- Just Another Week to Go -- Riding the Metro, Part Deux -- Update to the Update's Update -- Moscow Update Continued -- Can't Leave Early -- To the Embassy -- Still in Moscow -- Riding the Metro -- We're Home! (For Good, this Time) -- A Few Pictures -- Stay Tuned -- Summary of Our Russian Adoption Experience -- Baby Shower -- Doctors Say She's Normal -- Recent Photos of Elizabeth -- Holmes Russian Adoption Videos -- Elizabeth's First Video -- A Few More Videos -- Adoption Videos Updated -- Our Russian Adoption Story -- Our Adoption Story -- Gotcha Day and Merry Christmas

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