well the ice is often up to 3 - 4 in. thick (which was bad for me because I was still recovering from hip surgery, because I fell and broke it about 5 months earlier) , I went during spring break, the hotel I stayed in, you walk out the front door your on Red square (BTW my hotel was the one that had the Explosives under it from WWII :lol:) Yea, also what was kewl is I got to take a tour to the inside Kremilin walls, btw Kremilin means Fortress in Russian. Saw an art gallery. Went to the Red Oktober Chocolate factory (Red Oktober is the leading brand of chocolate in Russia) and GUM, the giant Russian mall. All in all it was pritty cool.