Last week, I visited one of the biggest, most beautiful and diverse cities in Russia – Moscow. As you might already know from my blog post about Kaliningrad, I am not the biggest fan of Russia, but my experience in Moscow did really change my mind.
Firstly, the city is absolutely stunning. It has a lot of different areas with nice restaurants – big and small, cheap and expensive; parks, where people can relax, walk around, and do all kinds of sport; nightclubs for all types of people – techno lovers, hip-hop fans and many others. The dynamics of the city is just the way I love it – fast, always moving and never being stuck on one place for ages.
Secondly, people’s mentality is completely amazing! In the hometown blog post, I was complaining about the mentality of people living there and I made a mistake of stereotyping and saying that all Russian people are the same. Well, now I would love to break this stereotype, because people living in Moscow are so different.
Firstly, they are more open minded. I guess, that is because the city is so big and there are a lot of different nationalities living there.
Secondly, people seem to be more friendly there and they are always trying to achieve something rather than complaining about how horrible their life is. Overall, “Moscow people” left a very good impression on me.
Of course, I would love to start my list with The Red Square. Even though, The Red Square is almost always very crowded with locals and tourists, it is so worth of visiting. You will be able to enjoy little cafes near the area, where you can buy hot drinks during winter to warm you up and refreshing lemonades during hot summers. Also, there are a couple of malls, which are completely amazing and diverse. You can find there all kinds of shops – make up stores, all luxury boutiques and average priced Zara, Bershka and H&M. Basically, go to The Red Square and start walking, because the whole area is just worth seeing and experiencing.
The second place is “Tverskaya Street”. I highly recommend this place for shopaholics and food lovers. “Tverskaya street” is located not very far from The Red Square and it has all those famous boutiques such as Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Phillip Plein and many many others. If you are a foodie like me, you will also absolutely love this street, because it has a lot of different restaurants for all tastes and price ranges – Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, traditional Russian, basically you get the idea, the list is very long.
Moscow is very huge, so you should understand that there are a lot more beautiful places, which I haven’t highlighted here. I possible could not, because the list is countless. Please, if you ever have the opportunity to go to Moscow, do go! You won’t regret it.
When was the last time you have travelled? What was the last place you have visited?