I want to like Moscow, but associations so far have been stressful, or adventurous at best.
A two-day jaunt as a college student: drunk train passengers, an aching back, the sun beating down...walking and walking for hours, not knowing how to ride the metro, terrified of getting lost.
Arriving on the overnight train for a training session: classes all day, homework in the evening. A brief stroll or two around the Kremlin; otherwise it could have been any city.
In the past few years, there have been other necessities: a visa to Africa; fingerprints for the FBI...only in Moscow.
My fiance and I dropped a document off to be apostilled 2 weeks ago. We really didn't want to make the trip to Moscow again to pick it up. I had gotten sick a few days after the trip, and he teaches almost every day. I want to give Moscow another chance, when the weather is nicer and we can relax and plan our own agenda.
This time, we decided to use a courier service, and should be getting the marriage letter back today.