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Excursion under snow

Excursion under snow

If compare with nice sunny warm days at the beginning of the month, during the last week the weather in Moscow became nasty, lots of rains and low temperatures, but today was quite exciting day for my current clients, Tom and Kerry from Australia. They hired my services far in advance (in January) on the dates of thier staying in Moscow, from 16 till 19 of April, with planning personal itineraries for sightseeing tours and and purchasing tickets in Old Circus.

On today, April 17th, I planned for Tom and Kerry a special countryside tour to Air Force Museum in Monino and Sergiev Posad (Holy Trinity St. Sergious Lavra). Followed by our special itinarary we arrived to this museum (located 38 km on East from Moscow) on time, even a bit earlier, and already at 9:20 our local guide, former military pilot, started excursion around the territory (area) of the museum filled with a lot of aircrafts, planes and helicopters explaining history of Russian (former USSR) military aviation.

It was quite cold and humid this morning, forecast expected rainy weather for today, but HOW my clients from Hot Australia was excited, when it started a snowfall with quite big flakes (click on the picture to enlarge it)! Of course, Tom and Kerry not felt comfortable in such bad weather conditions (0..+2 C, rain with snow), they not used to this climate conditions, but Tom was so excited to see the snow first time in his life that he even forgot about his frozen fingers at the moment!

With this news I would like to say couple of words about my clients.. Tom is an airplane modeler, fun of aviation (as he told me - "As many of my friends I am nuts of aviation") and finally his long-standing dream came true - on April 15th he took a flight on famous Russian military supersonic jet MIG-29 in Nizhny Novgorod. This adventure for him was organized by Incredible Adventures company and the flight lasted about 40-45 min. On the late evening (April 15) he already returned back with Karen to Moscow. By the way, you can see right now his photos, which were taken at the Sokol Aircraft Plant in Nizhny Novgorod here: Incredible Adventures customer photos. As about Kerry, she likes history very much, and they are both very eager to learn more about Russia plus they are very nice, communicable people and very thankful listeners. Tomorrow morning we are going to see Armory Chamber and Diamond Fund in Moscow Kremlin and our tours for the second half of this day will depend on a current weather. On Saturday we planned to make shopping day and visit Izmailovo Crafts market with exciting tour to museum of Russian Bells, State Tretyakov Gallery (Russian art) walk up and down the famous Old Arbat street. On the last evening, as usual I recommend for all my clients, I planned the popular Moscow by Night tour to say "See you again the capital of Russia", before their departure on the next day.

PS: A bit later, when I will have more free time, I will post more information about Air Force museum with the best pictures of aircrafts and helicopters which I took this morning. Also, after receiving permission, I am planning to post a picture of Tom and Kerry at the special page dedicated to “My Dear Clients”.

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
HOT News from Moscow
Last Edited: April 17th, 2008

Photo taken on 2008-04-17 at 09:31:19

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Date: 2003-11-08 16:28:51

How lucky we were to find Arthur's website! We just adopted two beautiful Russian children in November of 2003. I really don't know how we would have made it in Moscow without Arthur. It was like having a friend guide you. He brought us to the Filatov Clinic and secured us an examination for the children--even though we were late and had no appointment. He placed us in the right line outside the American Embassy and escorted us to McDonalds with the children while we were waiting for our final appointment. I was sick and he took me to the pharmacy for some antibiotics. We were concerned about spending too much eating out so he pushed the cart for us at a huge and wonderful Russian supermarket. And to top it off, he gave us a traffic-free early morning last minute run through Moscow that was breathtaking. Moreover, Arthur is a safe and intelligent driver--a unique characteristic, you will see, for a Russian motorist. And all this at very reasonable rates.
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