Curses! Foiled again...

>> Friday, 8 June 2012

You know how it is; you have friends to visit, and you really, really, REALLY want to impress them with your current city of residence, so you take them to the centre of Moscow for the ultimate wow factor, but when you get there you discover that Red Square closed (as in: not allowed in, gates barred, policemen on the corner, don't even think about trying to sneak a look at Lenin's Mausoleum), so you go into the world's most expensive coffee bar in GUM to circumvent the security and look out on the square from their terrace, only to discover that there is an enormous ruddy great set of scaffolding taking shape on it for tomorrow's Russia Day celebrations, completely ruining any view & photo opportunity, so you leave in a huff to see the cathedrals inside the Kremlin, but discover when you reach the ticket office that staff have taken an extended lunch break with no sign of ever coming back and to all intents and purposes may never sell tickets to go inside the Kremlin complex ever again?

(And - breeeeaaaathe...)

That.

Dammit.

4 comments:

Irene 9 June 2012 at 05:27  

Yeah, that would bother me an awful lot too. Too bad their timing was off so very much.

Jenography.net 9 June 2012 at 09:27  

I hate it when that "glory of my city and my expert knowledge of it" goes awry and you're left slinking off to the nearest Starbucks...

Only Best For Baby 9 June 2012 at 20:08  

Very frustrating! You have a plan... and it dissipates into thin air!

Potty Mummy 11 June 2012 at 08:33  

Irene - I prefer to think of it as Moscow's timing being off...

Jen, Gah! That's all I have to say. That, and I'll have a mocha frappucino...

OBFB, it certainly did.

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