I may try to post pictures of the entire week, but I wanted to at least touch on one of the days we spent out on the town. On their last day we took them to Новодевичий Монастырь (Novodevichy Monastery) -- the third most popular tourist spot in Moscow, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ironically, a place I had never heard of. How sad is that??
Beautiful domed cathedrals.
A wall where prayers are written. I noticed one large inscription in particular, praying for an apartment in Moscow.
View from across the pond.
After our trip to the convent, we met up with Vasya and Masha and we went to a new (and first authentic) Mexican restaurant in Moscow, "Amigo Miguel." Vasya's girlfriend Vika is a personal assistant/translator for the head chef Alfredo. The food was INCREDIBLE.