A great friend from Cape Town came to visit for a few days to check out the local situation. She arrived exhausted, having had about two hours sleep on each of the previous nights flying and enjoying London. We met up at Sheremetyevo airport and dashed into Moscow to catch a show at the Bolshoi Theatre.
The Bolshoi is quite something to behold. Russians are passionate about their culture - from opera to ballet they celebrate talent and excellence. And the Bolshoi is the cultural epicentre of Moscow.
In true Russian style there had been some confusion over whether or not we did indeed have tickets. Megs was assured that the tickets had been purchased, but then one of our local supporters called me to say "it's sold out but don't worry we'll be able to find them at the door". I worried. Anyway, in some mysterious way these things are usually resolved and sure enough the tickets were waiting at the hotel. I was very relieved.