Travelling through Belarus was slightly slower and bumpier than the European tracks. We woke up early, and peeked out of the window to see the Russian villages. Wooden cottages, pine trees and occasional industrial buildings passed by. On the roads there were a few Soviet era Ladas, in the crowd of German and Japanese cars.
By 9:30 we reached the Belorusskaya terminus in Moscow! We were ever so excited. It was a bright warm and sunny morning. I was already going back to the world of Soviet books from my childhood. Two men approached us, offering a taxi ride for 100 Euros.
"We come from India, we don't have Euros, we are not rich" - we told them and walked on. The next guy offered us a ride for 1000 Rubles (€15). Finally we took a taxi from outside, bargaining for 500 Rubles. Nothing could make Indians happier! Although we knew even 500 was a bit steep.