A red brick fort, towers crowned with ruby stars, a medley of medieval churches and cathedrals, tranquil gardens, palaces that house centuries worth of royal treasures - That's the Moscow Kremlin for you. Outside the fort is the Red Square, which is the centre of everything, since all the main streets and highways in Moscow, and all of the roads in Russia, lead to it.
The GUM, which also faces the Square, is a historic department store/shopping mall, straight out of a storybook. Window shopping is the only kind of shopping I would suggest doing there, unless your net worth is over a $100 million. However, the ice-cream at GUM is paradise, and the eatery called Stolovaya No. 57, where you can feed your Soviet nostalgia, is one of the cheapest in the city. This makes no sense considering the rent they must pay, but who cares, as long as you can fill your tummy with yumminess?!
Not going to lie, I made several trips to the Red Square during my two-month stay, simply because of the vibrancy of the place. It might also be because each time I visit, I see the place in a different light.
I was glad to share the beauty of my hometown, and I hope you enjoyed it. Don't forget to check out the past few posts and photo diaries from Moscow. Will be back soon, with another post from... Take a wild guess!