Dear walkers, friends and colleagues,
I am in Moscow - briefly - this week for a conference and hope to squeeze in a walk at the end (see below), in collaboration with the Moscow News.
If you've left Moscow, but would like a nice souvenir (or present), you can get "Moscow Walks - Spring" on amazon.co.uk for £7. (If you're still in town, you can buy it at any branch of Le Pain Quotidien or Nash Khleb bakery/cafes and get a free drink :-) http://lpq.ru/ourcafe/ or direct from the Moscow News.
Saturday, 26th May - Meet from 2-3pm inside Kolomenskoye Park not far from Kolomenskaya metro, in the area sometimes known as the Kazansky garden (below the church with blue domes, but above the row of log cabin cafes), near the statue in the middle (see attached photo - from inside the metro, follow signs to the park, walk ahead to the gate and then turn left to pass a big square building and continue to the cafes ... gardens will then be on your right; email me if you need more directions)... At 3pm, we are hoping to set off for a very informal stroll (NOT a tour!) around the park, along the river and back through the orchards, ending back at the same place with a picnic ... about 4-5km-ish? medium ... ending by 6pm or earlier with the option of further, evening strolling/bar-crawling later ...
Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of Moscow Walks so far. The Summer volume is in process and should go on sale in June or July. There will be one (probably) final series of end-of-project walks and parties in mid-September. I'll keep you posted!
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