Snowy Moscow!

Moscow, Russia

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I visited Moscow for the first time last month and the coldest months in Moscow are January and February. Winters can be extremely harsh in Russia and the temperate averages about -10ºC when I was there.

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Sharon, Me, Wendy, Eileen, Ferdy & Clarissa

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Carrie, Sharon, Wendy, Eileen, Ferdy & Clarissa

The 7 of us braved the insanely cold weather to see Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

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Red Square

The Red Square is one of the most famous public squares in the world and is a must-see in Moscow.

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Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Another must-see is the Saint Basil’s Cathedral, one of the most famous works of architectural in Moscow. The cathedral is famous worldwide for its bright and colorful, onion-shaped domes and it is recognized as one of the country’s symbols.

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Matryoshka Doll

One of the famous souvenirs to buy is the Matryoshka doll (Russian nested doll). There is a doll inside a doll inside another doll and so on.

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With the abundance of snow available, I built this big snowman outside the hotel with some help. It was tiring to roll the snow to build the snowman and right after we built it, we realized that snowman should have three portions and not two. Oops!

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I was too greedy to make such a big snowman that I had backache the next day. But… the fun and joy of building snowman made it all worthwhile. 🙂

6 Comments

  • gyanfry February 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Reblogged this on gefry777.

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  • madeofballoons February 21, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    These two are my must-gos (maybe not soon) but sometime in life 😛

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    • Irene February 21, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      Haha.. and must go during summer and not winter! 🙂

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  • amy June 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Nice pictures! Would love to visit Moscow one day. Was wondering how long does it take to fly to Moscow from SG?

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    • Irene June 24, 2013 at 5:16 am

      Moscow is a nice place to visit. The best time to visit is summer cos it gonna be bitter cold during winter. The flight time is about 11-13 hours if I remember correctly. 🙂

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  • clifford October 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    There is nothing more compatible than a trip with friends. I envy all your pictures because it takes me back to last year when i was in Moscow with my friends. We took the Lufthansa airline and we had a fantastic journey. Such terrific services 😀 Since you love traveling, you must try Lufthansa.

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