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Being approached by Russian Police – not a big deal at all!

Many people think that Russian police guards are grumpy people that do not like any tourist and is ready to put everyone in jail. They cannot be wronger! Police officers usually are aware of tourists, and know many of them do not speak Russian. Many of them even speak some English. It is really no big deal to talk to a policeman: spot checks are common in Russia, and if you are just enjoying your stay in the country without doing anything really outrageous, you’re fine. We got a couple of tips together in this post with the things that may be different here comparing to some other count...
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The Moscow Metro App – the best tool for not getting lost in Moscow Metro

Moving in Moscow is very, very easy if you use the metro. And it is just a delight to do so because of its stunning architecture, really exhaling Russian socialist past on its walls. Yes, it can get a bit confusing if you do not know the cyrillic alphabet (at least to read the station names), but it is really no reason to worry: there’s an app for that. And yes, it is in English. Download the Yandex metro app for android Download the Yandex metro app for iOS It also has a cool web app, as well if you don’t want to download it (which you should!): https://metro.yandex.com/mos...
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What to do around the best hostel in Moscow – Safari Hostel

Here in Safari Hostel you are located in just the heart of this lively city. We handcrafted, just for you dear reader, a list of places to go really close to the hostel. Not all of them are in the traditional tourist track, but all of them are really worth it, and you will feel some of the Muscovite atmosphere there. Musical Theatre Stanislavskogo: Bolshoi Theatre is a gem, but this is the place where the best performances of ballet and opera take place. Highly Recommended. Sanduny Baths: This is a cultural as well as an architectural landmark. Just remember to get slippers, a towe...
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​Traditional Russian food you should definitely​ try

One of the best parts of traveling to a different place is for sure the food, and in Russia, you can find a lot of stunning dishes. Here is a (short) list of tasteful pieces of our country for you to try, and for some a short description of our sweet opinion about them Pelmeni: ravioli with meat served with sour cream. Vareniki: ravioli with cottage cheese, potatoes, and cherries. Rye croutons with garlic: good with Beer. Soups: you can find a lot of different types of soups here. Famous Borsch, Solianka, Harcho, Okroshka (which is a cold soup, for summertime). Pepper stuf...
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Is Russia Safe to Travel? – Safety Tips

To keep it short: yes, sure! It is more than safe to travel to Russia! Many people have the feeling that Russia may not be a safe country to travel to, but they cannot be wronger. Travelling in Moscow, St. Petesburg and pretty much all Russia is more than OK on terms of safety. Despite that, anywhere you travel (not only in your trip here, but everywhere in our huge world), try to reduce the small odds of something unexpected happening. It’s usually safe around, but Moscow is a big city, you know! You never be 100% sure. It is always a good idea to look for your belongings, and be aware ...
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Where to sleep in Moscow

  Moscow is a huge city, one of the biggest in the world in fact. Being so global, it offers innumerable accomodation offers throughout the whole place. Although it is a pretty safe place to walk around, it is always good to accomodate yourself in the best spots of the city. Make sure you stay close to the city center, where you will be able to just roam around without much destination, feeling the russian atmosphere. Find yourself a place close to the Red Square, Bolshoi Theater and surroundings – they are just the best places to be – there are restaurants, sightseeing, easy su...
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One day in Moscow

Surely one day will be a very short of a stay in Moscow, but can get to know a bit of the heart of Russia in your precious hours in the city time if you stay in a good place close to the city center <<link to location page>> and focus on the main sights! Below, enjoy our quick guide for your stay here in our beloved city. 1) Moscow Metro and the Bolshoi Theater Start your day going from your place to Teatralnaya Station, using the splendid Moscow Metro, well know for its fantastic architecture, works of art and greatness. All stations are special, you really have to see t...
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How to get to the best hostel in Moscow

One thing you need when you go somewhere is to be in an easy to find location around the city – both easy to get there, and to get around the city. Here find detailed information on how to get to the Safari Hostel! Where are you coming from? Our address: Россия, Москва, ул. Петровка, д. 26. с. 8 Petrovka, n.26, building 8, Moscow, Russia From Domodedovo Airport (DME) Option 1 – Our transfer service We will meet you directly in the arrival hall with a sign and move you to the hostel safe and confortable. Cost of service is 2000 rub. for car (up to 4 passengers) incl. all ...
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