As mentioned in my 1st entry about our russia+baltic trip, the journey travels like this:
KUL - ISTANBUL (1night) - MOSCOW, RUSSIA (2nights) - VELIKY, RUSSIA (1night) - ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (4nights) - TALLINN, ESTONIA (2nights) - RIGA, LATVIA (2nights) - ISTANBUL (1night) - BACK TO KL
And this entry, it is about day 00&01, from KLIA to Turkey to Moscow, Russia.
930AM flight kul (KUL) -istanbul (SAW)-QATAR AIRLINES-RM1780
630PM arrive istanbul
Taxi 20/3 lira from airport to hotel
overnight in istanbul-Arma Apartments (40/3 euros perperson)
9.30am Uber to airpot SAW 15/3 lira
12.20pm flight istanbul (SAW) - moscow (DME)-PEGASUS AIRLINES-RM321
3.20pm arrive moscow
Took Aeroexpress-train from moscow airport to central metro station:500rubbles
Buy Troica card (something like our touch&go) to use all metro train: 250rubbles
Checked in hotel, and met imah.
TRAIN TO ARBAT STREET-use the troika card
Go to Hard Rock Café & Arbat Street
Overnite at Portal Hostel & Hotel (26.71/2 euros perperson pernite)
F&B:Day 00-Klia to Turkey
TAPAU BURGERKING FOR DINNER.
F&B Day 01-TURKEY to MOSCOW
Breakfast Lamb Murtabak with turkish tea (7.50 lira)
LUNCH Chicken doner (11.50 lira)-SAW AIRPORT FOODCOURT
DINNER Mcd fish burger & apple pie (250rubles)
our flight was at 930am from KLIA, by Qatar airways, transitted at Doha for around 2 hours,
and we arrived at Istanbul Sabiha Gokchen Airport at around 630pm, istanbul time.
and we stayed at a nearby hotel, Arma Apartments that night, for 40euros per room per night (divide by 3, so around 13.33euros perperson).
we took taxi from airport to the hotel, and if you have mobile data (we didnt), you can use uber overthere.
the next morning, when we can use the wifi from our room, we took uber from hotel to the airport,
and our flight to moscow was at 1220pm, by pegasus airlines.
We arrived at moscow airport at around 320pm.
Entry into Moscow was a little bit challenging, of course with our hijabis identity and muslim religion, but, not extreme. kira ok-ok lah. of course our query time were longer than them in other religion, but, all were justified, with proper documents and just be prepared with maybe return ticket documents, and hotel booking documents, in case the officer ask.
From the Moscow Airport, we took the Aeroexpress (Something like ERL) towards Paveletskaya Stn (the nearest train station from our hotel).
and we walked to our hotel (it was actually a 500mtr distance from the train station, but it felt like 5km with our heavy luggages and irina ketua penunjuk arah ni sesattttt ahahahahahahhahaha)
selepas 88minggu berjalan (ahahahahhaha), we arrived at our hotel (portal hotel) and finally meeting again si asyiko ulangkaji (imah) tuh. yay!
after resting (dan melakukan pembahagian harta karun (cokelat2 yg kitorg kirim kat imah from UK)), we went out and walked to the nearest metro station (paveletskaya metro station).
firstlu, we bought the TROIKA card, which we can use as a prepaid card (like touch&go card), and use within all the metro trains.
All entry to the metro trains is 35rubles, no matter how long or short or how many stops.
and this night, we went to the famous Arbat Street and head over to the Hard rock Cafe at the end of that arbat street.
we settled down eating dinner at mcdonald, mcm biase la fish burger & fries je bole makan (and apple pie).
and setelah penat makan, kami pon pulanglah ke hotel, another 35rubles swiped using our troika card, back to paveletskaya.
my meal onboard
transit at doha airport. LOVE their airport, for me i think it is cleaner than KLIA.
2nd leg meal.
arrived at sabiha gokchen istanbul turkey airport
the cafe we ate our breakfast
this is our room at arma apartment, sorry, didnot take picture before we already make the mess hehehe
the next morning, back to saw airport ready to depart to moscow
selamat sampai di airport moscow here
the aeroexpress train station, directly accross moscow airport
and arrived at leningradsky train station
our hotel/hostel, 500mtr walk from the train station. hotel price 26euro perperson for 2 nights. ini bilik for 4.
happy to finally reunited with AUK (asyiko ulangkaji-sbb dia suka membaca dan mentelaah buku/google/wiki/anything) ahahahhaha. reunited sbb dah setahun x jumpa dia, dia keje jejauh dari kami. hehe. (ini haros diterangkan)
coklat2 murmur yg kitorg dah lama kirim kat AUK.
At her place, the asda chocs are below 1pound, taraf sen sen je kat matawang dia, so semorg order kat dia secara takboleh ade yg lebih dari sesape ahahahahhaha. walopon murah taraf coklat tesco je, dia sedappppppp gila!
and that big rither sport (bukan yg kecik tapak tangan yg mcm kat langkawi tu tau, ni besar 20cm x 20cm kot) is 1.89pounds je seketol tu, maka, tanak kalah jugak, harosla semorg order gak. kesian AUK beg dia berat 10kg kat coklat kami nih. heheh.
selepas membahagikan harta karun, kami pon start mengexplore the moscow. and this below are amongst the beautiful metro stations.
if you are into architecture/buildings, you would like to enjoy this, each and every metro stations are unique and beautiful in their own way, diorg ni siap buat satu tour pergi/balik in a circle loop and stop at each train station to take photos.
ni xde ape, saje nak tunjuk tunjuk.
another metro station
another metro station
another metro station, yg ni cantik cama istana kan.
at arbat street. x ingat ape name metro station dia, arbat station kot entahlah. just google je arbat street pastu follow je la googlemap tu sonang baitu.
kene pergi hrc ni sbb AB & KU kirim baju & magnet (sbb dah bagi euro siap siap, so kene la belikan kan)
disekitar arbat street
back to metro station
MMTK & AUK (yg paling terer) merungkai nama stesen. yerlah, sini mostly tulisan dlm abjad/bahasa russia, tp dlm googlemap/map is in english, so kene translate/rungkai dulu sebelom tesesat je jalan yg tidak benar.
that's all for day 1. stay tuned for day2.
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | costing: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/russia-baltic-costing.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | eating out and some halal place: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-one-with-russia-baltic-eating-out.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | itenerary: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-one-with-russia-baltic-itenarary.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 00&01 | from KLIA to Turkey to Moscow, Russia: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-00-from.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 02 | MOSCOW, RUSSIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-02.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 03 | MOSCOW, RUSSIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-03.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 04 | VELIKY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-04.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 05 | SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-05-saint.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 06 | SAINT PETERSBURG-PETERHOF, RUSSIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-06-saint.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 07 | RUSKEALA, KARELIA, RUSSIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-07.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 08 | VYBORG, LENINGRAD OBLAST, RUSSIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-08.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 09 | SAINT PETERSBURG (MOSQUE & PETER FORTRESS): http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-09-st.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 10 | TALLINN ESTONIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-10.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 11 | VIKING VILLAGE-ESTONIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-11.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 12 | RIGA, LATVIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-12-riga.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 13 | SIGULDA, LATVIA: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-13.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 14 | RIGA, LATVIA-CENTRAL MARKET: http://videl-kuchiki.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-one-with-russia-baltic-day-14-riga.html
++THE ONE WITH Russia - BALTIC | Day 15 | ISTANBUL-flight back to KUL