And This Is My Moscow

Rainy weather and cloudy skies gave a cold welcome to me upon my arrival in Moscow.

But that did not dampen my spirit to explore this historic city. In just three days, I managed to cover a number of famous spots, including iconic Red Square. Stunning architecture and fascinating culture make Moscow a unique cosmopolitan city in the world.

 

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From bar-hopping to clubbing, from shopping to capturing the beauty of the city, I did my best to make it a memorable as well as fun trip.

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But what intrigued me was the lack of western travellers. Almost everywhere I found a lot of Chinese and Japanese tourists, taking selfies 🙂

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Moscow University. Is not it pretty ?

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

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Bolshoi Theatre

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GUM (department store)

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Saint Basil’s Cathedral

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What I liked most about the city: Bars and their lip-smacking foods (My favourite – Russian Salad). IMG_20160414_225759

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Wide roads, big buildings and exceptionally stylish people. Even I found a cab driver very charming. 🙂

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What I did not like: A big big communication gap between local people and travellers.

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I tried to communicate with local people but failed miserably due to lack of English knowledge. At the same time, a couple of people smiled at me, said ‘hello’ especially in bars. 😛

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One recommended place – Izmailovsky Flea Market. You can find authentic Russian products, including Russian dolls and leather jackets, at cheaper rate, compared to other places.

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What I missed: Moscow’s iconic metro stations as most of the time I travelled by taxis. 😦

Love to party? – Head to Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya area, where you can find a plethora of nightclubs there, but I opted for RED.

Recommended drink Khortytsa Ice Vodka (smooth and sweet)

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So this is Moscow. Accept it as it is and you will like it the way I liked it 🙂

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PS:– I booked my Moscow trip with Visit Russia and I must say they are very good at managing a trip. Highly recommended.

And don’t forget to check out my photo blog here. 🙂

 

27 thoughts on “And This Is My Moscow

  1. Great to know you had a good time. The cathedrals look lovely in your pics. Could you suggest any vegetarian restaurants? Not that I’m planning to visit soon, but knowing how difficult it is to score good veg food abroad, I don’t mind beginning to build a list. Thanks.

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    1. Hi! I’m from Russia and can assure you that it is quite possible to find many vegetarian dishes in non-vegetarian restaurants! Even the first salad, pictured above (it’s called, Olivie) can be made without meat. You can also order beet salad, spring cold soup, squash, various porridges, vegetarian vareniki (dumplings), etc 🙂
      Hope this helps!

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    1. Hi there ! they can’t speak a single English word …I interacted with them a lot but failed. Forget about taxi people. not even McDonald employee speak English:) Almost all the signs are written in Cyrilic but that is the charm of true travelling 🙂 Taxis are expensive but u have to negotiate them. But you will love Mexico and this is the perfect time to visit.

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