Moscow, Russia
Elizaveta, 23
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What are the Moscow spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Red Square, Tverskaya street, Big (Bolshoi) Theatre, Vorobyevy Gory, Gorky Park.

Do’s and don’ts in Moscow: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Yes: smile, ask strangers for help, walk everywhere, try Russian food, use the subway (cheap, fast and beautiful!); No: don't scream in the street, don't be rude, don't get into politics conversations (people may get crazy).

Which Moscow shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Okhotnyy Ryad mall or Atrium.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

The city center is amazing at any time! At night, the view of Moscow city is amazing.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

The Southern part of Moscow, like Chertanovo.

What’s the one place in Moscow you think is underrated?

Tsaritsyno Park, it is a peaceful and beautiful park, with a museum on the premises. In the autumn, trees turn orange and this place looks like something from a fairytale!

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Moscow?

McDonalds is for everyone! But it isn't always open 24h...

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Take a shot of vodka! Or just try a hot Russian soup - borsch. You could also try some winter sports, like cross-country skiing or ice skating in the parks!

Your go-to brunch spots:

Danilovsky rynok, "Grabli", "Mu-mu".

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Try out Teremok, which has locations around the whole city. It offers Russian pancakes for affordable prices!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Moscow. How do you spend it?

Walking around the city center, because it is just so beautiful.

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