My Moscow

And This Is My Moscow

Author: Deepak Acharya

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.


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


Moscow University. Is not it pretty ?


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour


Bolshoi Theatre


GUM (department store)


Saint Basil’s Cathedral


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


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



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


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 ‘hell


especially in bars.


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.


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)


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


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


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