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moscow magic

An August 2002 trip to Moscow by corken

Hotel Rossiya Photo, Moscow, Russia More Photos
Quote: Moscow is a magical city, not at all as one would expect. I went with the idea that it was a city which would be corrupt, dirty, and not so modern, but boy was I surprised!

moscow magic

Overview

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Moscow is truly modern, full of designer shops such as Gucci, Armani, etc. It is a huge city, but is very easy to get around. We stayed at the Rossiya Hotel, which is adjacent to St. Basils Cathedral, which in itself is a sight to believe. In fact, the person who was originally commissioned to design it had his eyes removed by the then Ruler, as he didn't want him to be able to design another like it.Quick Tips: There's plenty to do and places to visit such as the Kremlin, which again is a masterpiece of construction. It is worthwhile to take a boat trip along the Moscow River, which allows you to see other parts of Moscow that you would probably not see on foot. It passes Gorky Park (which h...Read More
Hotel Rossiya Photo, Moscow, Russia
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We stayed in the newly refurbished wing that was just overlooking Red Square. Accommodations were basic and clean. It had a good size bathroom, fridge, and television. But to be honest, the breathtaking view in the morning of St. Basils meant it didn't matter. A five-star hotel couldn't have given you the same view. A buffet breakfast is also included in the price. Well worth the money, and security in the hotel was second to none.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Hotel Rossiya
6 Varvarka Overlooking Red Square
Moscow, Russia
(7-095) 232-6046

Yolki-Palki

Restaurant | "Yolki-Palki ( Mongolian)"

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To be honest, it was my cup of tea (so to speak). It is a huge Mongolian restaurant where you pick out your own ingredients which are then cooked in front of you. The staff is very friendly, and the food is very cheap. My friend Sara really enjoyed it, but after seeing the raw chicken liver, I decided to have a beer instead. It is well worth a visit and caters well for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Give it a go!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Yolki-Palki

Moscow, Russia
(095) 953-9130