This afternoon, we had free time instead of our usual excursions, so many of us went to Gorky Park, one of Moscow's most famous parks. Some of us went ice skating on the paths running through the park, while others just took a walk around. While the park seems more appealing in the spring and summer months, the views of the icy Moscow River made up for it! We also got some great views when we crossed the big glass pedestrian bridge over the river.
On the other side of the river, my roommate, Kira, and I visited a bookstore where we found many classics, American favorites, and modern novels--all in Russian! Kira bought a Russian adventure fantasy novel that she's been reading for the past few days.