I'm sitting in an Internet cafe in Moscow around the corner from Nate and Jen's flat. There's a little red button next to the monitor. If I press it, a waiter comes out and will refill my beer.
Moscow is a twenty-four hour city. Fifteen lane freeways are the norm. You can whizz halfway around the city in a jitney cab for about a pound. Beer is good, everywhere and cheap. It's sunny and hot.
Surprise, surprise, I'm loving it.
We spent a few nights in St Petersburg, which is a lovely and totally different city. Much more old world and classy, but also slower and poorer. The Hermitage was mind blowing, of course.
Tomorrow we're off to a Golden Ring town overnight, then back to Moscow again.