Got up around 10 today, didn't have the best nights sleep in the hostel, out of the 8 people in our dorm the other 6 were asleep by midnight, but there was 1 Chinese girl, and all through the night she was in and out of the dorm, leaving the door open and putting the main light on, shouting down the phone at her friend, and just generally being Chinese, i don't know why she bothered with a phone, I'm sure her friend in China could have heard her without it. When I woke in the morning my little Chinese friend was asleep, by now I thought I had figured out the hostel etiquette, so I talked as loud as I could to Steve and opened and shut my locker as hard as I could several times while chucking my bag in and out of it which made a loud bang against the metal. I really feel like I'm starting to fit in and adapt to different cultures. Im going to try and keep an open mind about China as a nation before i get there, I don't want to tar everyone with the same brush, even though so far all the Chinese have been extremely rude and annoying little people, plus I'm sure its a well known fact that if all the people in China jumped off of a chair at once they would wipe the rest of the world out, so we should probably be a little more tolerant, although i think they know this and figure they can push their luck. We decided to go to the Kremlin today as we had seen it everyday from the outside and I was interested to see what Putin got up to in his spare time. Buying the ticket and getting in was actually a lot easier than I expected, once inside the giant the red walls, the Kremlin unfolded into huge open spaces with cobbled roads as wide as motorways, there where policeman every few yards, whistling and shouting at anyone who dared look the wrong way or step out of line, and everywhere you looked there where huge classical style buildings, and extravagantly decorated cathedrals with golden turrets. The £7 entrance fee allowed you to go into the Cathedrals and other buildings which had been turned into museums, the first church we went in was covered in statues and frescoes, with gold chandeliers the size of a car, everyone wandered round quietly and it was very atmospheric, but as with everything else worth photographing in Russia, you weren't aloud, the next two churches although stunning on the outside where actually quite plain on the inside, they looked like they had been done in a rush, like they ran out of time doing all the gold leaf on the outside so made do with a roller and some Tesco emulsion on the inside, we decided to give the rest a miss, it was such a nice day, it seemed a shame to spend it inside, so we checked out the gardens saw the helipad, and posed with the giant bell, which was actually the real reason I came in, I'm always a sucker anything in giant form, leaving the Kremlin we decided to make the most of the glorious sunshine and head back to Sparrow Hill for a swim and some skating with the pretty people.