Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.

Moderators: Jenise, David M. Bueker, Robin Garr

Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby Robin Garr » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:36 pm

Believe it or not, I've got a really long layover coming up there, and wonder if by any strange chance any of you have spent time at Moscow Airport and can give me a hint what to expect in terms of amenities. I'll be flying in from Atlanta around 10 a.m. and not flying out for Tbilisi until around 8 p.m.

Should I bring plenty of books? :/
User avatar
Robin Garr
Forum Janitor
 
Posts: 16666
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby James Roscoe » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:06 pm

Is this a Georgia to Georgia trip? (I make myself laugh even if no one else does.) :oops:

Are you doing the Vodka offline? :mrgreen:
James Roscoe
Chat Prince
 
Posts: 10406
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: D.C. Metro Area - Maryland

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby Robin Garr » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:37 pm

James Roscoe wrote:Is this a Georgia to Georgia trip? (I make myself laugh even if no one else does.) :oops:


It <i>is!</i>

Are you doing the Vodka offline? :mrgreen:


Not if I can help it!
User avatar
Robin Garr
Forum Janitor
 
Posts: 16666
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby James Roscoe » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:50 pm

Robin Garr wrote:
James Roscoe wrote:Is this a Georgia to Georgia trip? (I make myself laugh even if no one else does.) :oops:


It <i>is!</i>

Are you doing the Vodka offline? :mrgreen:


Not if I can help it!


Is it the Georgia to Georgia and back to Georgia trip? Will Georgia be on your mind? Could you take the midnight train to Georgia? Would the vodka offline help get Georgia off your mind? Would the vodke offline help you forget all these less than memorable puns?
James Roscoe
Chat Prince
 
Posts: 10406
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: D.C. Metro Area - Maryland

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby Robin Garr » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:34 pm

James Roscoe wrote:Would the vodke offline help you forget all these less than memorable puns?


Aw, crap ... trip's off, it looks like. Last-minute budget problems on the Georgia end. Things are apparently really, really rough over there.
User avatar
Robin Garr
Forum Janitor
 
Posts: 16666
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby Bob Ross » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:44 pm

Too bad, Robin. Sorry to hear that. :-(
User avatar
Bob Ross
Wine guru
 
Posts: 5862
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:39 pm
Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby Otto » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:47 pm

Robin! I've got bad news for you. I've always had to go through Moscow when flying to and from Syria. Going there, I only have a two hour wait. Coming back, it's ten hours.

It's boring - bring books. It's uncomfortable - there aren't enough chairs and they're really uncomfortable.

On the plus side, there is a nice music shop there where you can buy (but the last time I was there, not listen to) some rare old recordings of Russian opera transferred onto CD! I've bought some absolutely fantastic recordings from the 50's with the great Melik-Pashaev conducting! Having bought them has eased the pain of being there.

There is a café upstairs where one person makes a decent espresso. If you can handle several espressos they let you sit in the café for quite a while. But there's some strange rule I guess, that they herd you out if you don't order - even if the place is empty and there are dozens of empty seats.

It's bearable, but learn to make a cushion out of your baggage and bring a few good books. I'd suggest Tony Anderson's Bread and Ashes - a great travel book on Georgia! :)

-Otto-
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.

No longer ITB.
User avatar
Otto
Musaroholic
 
Posts: 3976
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:07 pm
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby Robin Garr » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:53 pm

Otto Nieminen wrote:Robin! I've got bad news for you.


Thanks, Otto, but ... waaaahhh!! The trip is off. Money problems. Apparently things are getting <i>really</i> rough down there, thanks to the boycott.
User avatar
Robin Garr
Forum Janitor
 
Posts: 16666
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby Otto » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:09 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Thanks, Otto, but ... waaaahhh!! The trip is off. Money problems. Apparently things are getting <i>really</i> rough down there, thanks to the boycott.


What a pity. I think it would have really, really interesting (but maybe more so for Paul B. ;) ). The few wines I've tasted have really whetted my appetite as they've been unique - in a positive way. Very personal stuff. Also, I've always wanted to visit the country because I have a fascination with Caucasian languages which is almost on a level with the Near Eastern languages! I'd have loved to hear a report from you.
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.

No longer ITB.
User avatar
Otto
Musaroholic
 
Posts: 3976
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:07 pm
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby Robin Garr » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:57 pm

Otto Nieminen wrote:What a pity. I think it would have really, really interesting (but maybe more so for Paul B. ;) ). The few wines I've tasted have really whetted my appetite as they've been unique - in a positive way. Very personal stuff. Also, I've always wanted to visit the country because I have a fascination with Caucasian languages which is almost on a level with the Near Eastern languages! I'd have loved to hear a report from you.


Same here, Otto ... I was even browsing a Georgian-English phrase book, in slack-jawed incomprehension. It's a very unusual language, even with its own alphabet - not Cyrillic - as I'm sure you know. I regret that it won't work out, but the possibility is open for another time.

I've had a few Saperavi reds from Georgia in the US and didn't hate them, but I doubt that they were the best the country had to offer.
User avatar
Robin Garr
Forum Janitor
 
Posts: 16666
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Info/Amenities at Moscow Airport?

Postby James Roscoe » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:16 pm

Damn, just when I was getting more puns together. I was going through my old Little Feat collection.
James Roscoe
Chat Prince
 
Posts: 10406
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:43 pm
Location: D.C. Metro Area - Maryland


Return to The Wine Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], Jim Cassidy and 8 guests