Moscow, Russia

Transportation: Aeroflot is the major Russian air carrier. For this trip, we took Air Baltic, with a layover in Riga, arriving to the Sheremetyevo airport. See's Sheremetyevo airport to Moscow page for airport transfer options.

Getting around the city is very easy on the metro. However, all the signs are in Russia, so have a map, find your stop on it, and to figure out the lines, match end lines for each metro with the signs. Be prepared to get confused and lost in this awe-inspiring underground world.

Accommmodations: Hotel accommodation will probably not be cheap.

  • Godzillas Hostel: At a great location, with 25 minutes walking distance away from the Pushkin Square, this hostel might be your cheapest option at a quality. Checking in can be very frustrating due to local regulations to get registered. If you book private rooms, make sure not to stay in the room through the dormitory.

Food: In Moscow, so much good food awaits you, whether at high end restaurants or street vendors. The following two are two high end ones:

  • Cafe Pushkin: Right off of Pushkin Square, this restaurant has great Russian food with a modern touch. Make sure to make reservations in advance and don't you dare to pay with more than two credit cards.
  • Soho Rooms: One of the 'it' places in the time of writing, the menu includes exceptional soups, salads and delicious cocktails. If you are a big group, reservations are recommended. This restaurant is also connected to a night club, so if you plan to head that way make sure you dress up to pass the face check. It does not matter if you ate there or not.

A taste of wandering for 48 hours, above and underground in Moscow. (Music: Mister Murky Socks, by Flying Lotus).

This video is about: Moscow, Russia, Kremlin, Red Square, Metro, St. Basil's Cathedral

From: December 2011