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Preparing your trip to Moscow: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Moscow 1. Tourists are advised to determine a range of landmarks and sights for visiting just before the trip. Each tourist information center offers great many of excursions and tours being a real challenge even for an expert traveler.
2. Tourists visiting Moscow for the first time should better choose guided tours. The most favorable areas for evening recreation and hiking are the central part of the city being rather crowded even late at night meanwhile visiting of remote city areas should better be avoided.
3. Tourists should be cautious and attentive in the places of public interest as these are the areas of increased risk of turning to a pickpocket victim. One should not leave bags and overcoats off hand in any case. Setting off to city touring or just hiking one should take only necessary things keeping valuables in a safe of a hotel room.
4. The city features a perfect system of cashless transfers. International credit cards are accepted in all scale shopping centers and restaurants. Cash will be in use only at the open markets and shops located far from the city center.
5. Currency should be exchanged in banks or private currency exchange offices. A transaction fee should be specified in advance. One should avoid currency exchange service offered by individuals no matter how profitable the exchange rates may seem. Copyright
6. The city is convenient to cruise by underground as it helps the visitors to easily reach any part of the city. The electric train network joins the city and its suburbs. The trains depart from railway stations in short intervals several times per hour. All the means of public transportation are available in the city. However during the day the traffic on the roads is rather challenging.
7. Car rent is reasonable only for those tourists looking to visiting suburban areas of the city rather frequently. The city roads are relatively free only during early morning hours or late at night.
Moscow features as many entertaining centers as landmarks and sights. Open air leisure and recreation enthusiasts will love local parks and gardens. The Tsaritsyno museum and reserve is of … Open
8. The most expensive boutiques, eating houses and hotels are located in the city center. The more distant a hotel or a restaurant from the city center is, the more attractive pricing it will offer. Prudent tourists are advised to choose a hotel in the suburban areas of the Moscow city as in this case the cost of check in will be much lower. Suburban areas are also a perfect destination to buy some foods as this way of saving cost is in practice not only among travelers and city guests but among local folks as well.
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What to visit being in Moscow - unique sights

Mr Lee in Moscow

From the series “The Most Unusual Restaurants of Fast Food Chains”
The founder of the restaurant is Arkadi Novikov. The organizers of the project tried to create the atmosphere of splendid old restaurants, which received visitors in Shanghai a hundred years ago, in the Moscow restaurant. In contrast to the classic restaurants of the chain, Mr. Lee specializes in Moscow not only in Chinese cuisine. Its guests will have an opportunity to taste unique Malaysian and Thai delicacies, as well as culinary masterpieces popular in Singapore. A huge selection of elite alcohol from China and other Asian countries is especially worth noting. Rare tinctures and popular national drinks are delivered in the restaurant. … Read further

Monument to Peter I

From the series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
The bulk island that serves as a kind of monument pedestal also has some special features. It has a special fountain system. Fountains create an effect that the ship is sailing and cutting the water. Many disputes and misunderstandings are related to the monument. They began appearing just after construction. According to one version, the majestic monument to Peter I is nothing else, but the rebuilt monument to Christopher Columbus. It was made by Tsereteli for the United States, but the author was not able to sell it. People in the capital treat the sculpture different ways. Some criticize it as cumbersome and alien to Moscow, others admire its grandeur. … Read further

Bulgakov House-Museum

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
'The Bulgakov House' is also remarkable in that it is the only museum of Russia dedicated to the work of this outstanding writer. Entrance to the museum is free. All interested parties can view their main position free of charge. In one of the rooms is the bronze decoration, which has a secret. The attentive visitors notice that the pointing finger on the right hand of the monument is very wiped. It has to be rubbed for success. The monument helps the creative personalities to find the inspiration. Many visitors to the museum claim that there is a special mystical atmosphere in the museum, which is dominated by Michail Bulgakov's entire work. … Read further

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