As some of you may know, Moscow is my home city, where I spent 13 years of my life. However, each year when I visit this beautiful city, I feel more and more like a tourist, a guest passing through the city. I often go back for Christmas and New Years and very rarely in summer, so apologies for the winter pictures only. I am always swept off my feet by the breathtaking and amazing decorations that the city is dressed in over the winter holidays. An interesting fact, New Years is a more important celebration for most families in Russia, partially for historical reasons and partially out of this notion that New Years Eve is the most magical night of the year. It is the night that most wishes are made, a few proposals of marriage are in planning and the champagne keeps flowing - well you get the picture.
Moscow, is not the most romantic city in the world, nor the most hospitable - and this is simply because of the attitude that some people have. To be honest though, I can't blame them. The rhythm of life is super fast paced with little room for leisure and spare time. The destinations between offices, flats, restaurants are quite long and a lot of the time people end up spending most of their time in traffic. Nonetheless, I love the city for its beauty, charm and its edge. You can find anything and everything in Moscow. If you are a tourist, you would probably find the prices in Moscow relatively cheap, though if you are earning in roubles, you might find it tough to make the ends meet.
Moscow is the city of contrasts and that is part of its charm.
So, if you are ever in Moscow, here are a few of my recommendations:
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