The Best Travel Tips for Moscow From Our Readers

We had a thread of advice on visiting Moscow , and only two-thirds of them were jokes about Trump or Napoleon. Head over to this thread and check out the best tips on the Staff tab, or check out the highlights below.

Every Monday onHack Your City, we ask readers for the best tips about the city: driving tips, restaurant tips, entertainment, and any other tips for visitors and locals alike. Then, on Thursday, we present the best comments. We work in the USA and around the world.

  • “Try Georgian cuisine, it is delicious, visit the Genatsvale restaurant if you have the opportunity to enjoy wonderful traditional dance shows” – aesthetics4ever
  • “Red Square is more than you think, if possible. I’m a little older, so I grew up in Moscow, which is the epicenter of an evil empire, and being in Red Square is a truly powerful experience. A visit to the Kremlin is also highly recommended. Ice cream at GUM is a Moscow rite of passage, and if you are there, you will not take advantage of it, if you do not take advantage of it. ” – Ekimyllek
  • “If you come to Moscow, you should definitely try to go to St. Petersburg. Take the overnight train from Moscow. Note that when you buy a bunk, you literally only buy it. This means strangers will get into the room with you if you don’t buy all the bunks in it. When my mother and I drove the “Red Star” in St. Petersburg, we were in the room settled two dudes, one of them gently and quietly told us that he had a gun. ” – mazzieD
  • “I recommend purchasing a local SIM card. The Internet is much more reliable than any data plan you took with you. Make sure you can log into Uber before arriving in Russia. When I changed my SIM card, Uber kept sending my confirmation number to my old number. “- harviylopez
  • “The Russian theater scene is very hardcore and receives a lot of government attention. I saw several performances there that put Broadway to shame, even watched them in Russian (which I do not speak). MXAT and Satyricon are two of the best places to watch the show. Unlike the USA, there will be up to a dozen performances in one theater at a time, so you can go to see The Seagull on Thursday and Romeo and Juliet on the same stage on the same stage. “- FKA Scooter
  • “Learn to pronounce the Cyrillic alphabet. You can even see why it is called Cyrillic. But, for example, photo, restaurant, supermarket – these are Russian words for photo, restaurant and supermarket. ” – dchall8
  • “Practice pronouncing, reading, listening and speaking (connecting letters with sounds) any main directions or other important keywords / nouns. Hotel, airport, metro stations, etc. The more ways you learn a word, the better you will be. There are many videos on Youtube that can help. ” – Helena Glory
  • “Apple Pay and others work pretty much everywhere. Don’t take a lot of money with you and don’t show it in public. Uber works, and so does Gett. You can also use Yandex Taxi, local option. Never use a taxi without an app. Never. Is always. You will be deceived “- Kirion
  • “I had acquaintances of non-white Americans, and the shit they dealt with [in Russia] was unreal. Likewise, if you are not straight and do not want to pretend to be straight, or if you are not gender- sensitive at all, or even just engage in the non-traditional side of gender representation. ”- miapps
  • “Museums. Museums. MUSEUMS! For art, the Tretyakov Gallery and the New Tretyakov Gallery. Both are outstanding. WWII: Museum of Victory (metro Park Pobedy). For fans of astronautics: the Museum of Astronautics at the VDNKh metro station. Perhaps this is my favorite museum “- InvalidnostCCCP

Most of these tips are based on long comments with additional tips, so go through the original thread and post your own tips here. Come back next week as we travel to arguably the least controversial city worth visiting, a city only a monster can hate.


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