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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. 🙂

 

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27 comments 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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    • Deepak Acharya
      June 20, 2016

      All the best for your upcoming trip but unfortunately I can’t recommend you any vegetarian restaurant as it is quite difficult to find one. But I am sure you will like this city 🙂

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      • I particularly like Saint Basil’s Cathedral and whenever I go, will be sure to visit this one. It reminds me of the illustrations in Russian story books I’ve read a long time back.

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    • Olga Gabris
      July 4, 2016

      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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      • Thanks for helping out. The most difficult thing for us vegetarians when we travel abroad is the lack of veg food options so this kind of an input really makes things easier.

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      • Olga Gabris
        July 7, 2016

        Of course, anytime! Glad I could help 🙂

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  2. Roberta Pimentel
    June 20, 2016

    Awesome! Looks like a great experience 🙂
    Love the pic!
    Cheers!

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  3. A // W // F
    June 22, 2016

    Can I have a bite of that? 😉

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  4. alzheimerstraveller
    June 22, 2016

    Moscow looks beautiful and the food looks so good! Adding this to my list of places I want to visit 😮

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  5. sibay
    June 24, 2016

    i love to visit moscow sometimes!

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  6. SnowSomewhere
    June 24, 2016

    How was it traveling without speaking Russian – was it easy to find your way, were all the signs in cyrillic, did taxi drivers speak English, were taxis expensive? Great pictures and great post! 🙂

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    • Deepak Acharya
      June 24, 2016

      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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    • Deepak Acharya
      June 24, 2016

      Also you can visit my photo blog – deepakacharya.wordpress.com

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    • Deepak Acharya
      June 24, 2016

      Thanks 🙂

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  7. Sreejith Nair
    July 2, 2016

    Beautiful travelogue, Deepak 🙂

    Enjoyed the way you have presented the images and notes here …

    Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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  8. Olga Gabris
    July 4, 2016

    Great post, Deepak! It is very hard to capture the essence of the city and you managed it!

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  9. Tanja
    July 6, 2016

    great photos!

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  10. sevenroses
    July 20, 2016

    looks beautiful and so different in an innocent kind of way

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  11. kelleysdiy
    December 28, 2016

    Beautiful!!! Thank you for the awesome travels!

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