Going to Moscow TME

Never been to Russia before but I studied it a bit in school. Looking for recommendations from the all powerful OG. We'll be there about 3.5 days before heading to Germany. Phone Post 3.0

im trying to teach myself russian, that's about all I can tell you. and bang a russian chick. post pics. also german chick in germany. and have her poop on your stomach. post pics too.

The Brool Story Company - im trying to teach myself russian, that's about all I can tell you. and bang a russian chick. post pics. also german chick in germany. and have her poop on your stomach. post pics too.

I'm going with my girlfriend and her parents so this could be tricky. Maybe the vodka will do it.

buy a dash cam

RJJH - 



Seeing this would be the highlight of my trip.

Visiting Red Square has always been kind of a bucket list thing for me, and since I've already done quite a bit of traveling I felt it was time to knock this one off my list. Should be fun to spend Christmas there.

  1. Are you black?

    2. Are you an "Amerikos"? if you don't know what that means, bring bear spray

    3. Arrive drunk on vodka and prepare to stay drunk.

    4. If someone stares at you, don't stare back.

Red Square is hands down the coolest place I've been. Every time I walked there it was breath taking. The onion domes and the colors were stunning. The artwork on the inside was even more awesome. However, lots of really bad shit happened in Red Square over the years which was fun to learn about. 

Other than that, unless you're into prostitution or illegal drugs, there really isnt much there for you.

a good friend of mine works at one of the largest banks in Moscow

just do the tourist shit. too bad you can't get to St. Pete

So far we've booked a private 4-hr guided tour by car for our first day, just to get our bearings (and because my girlfriend's parents are paying for it). Aside from that, we're planning to visit the main sites. Definitely looking for cool restaurants, fun neighborhoods to visit, stuff like that.

ArthurKnoqOut - 1. Are you black?

2. Are you an "Amerikos"? if you don't know what that means, bring bear spray

3. Arrive drunk on vodka and prepare to stay drunk.

4. If someone stares at you, don't stare back.

1. I'm white, but my girlfriend is Asian.

2. According to the definition of Amerikos I found online, I don't qualify as one.

3. I'm more of a beer person. Is there any good Russian beer?

4. I will only stare back if they are smaller than me.

TTT

I've been living in Moscow for the last 3 years. (Russia for 9)

When are you coming?
We'll hit up a bar or three when you're here! Gotta help out the OG!

I will try and get a picture of Alex Emelianenko wandering the streets with a vodka bottle, but I definitely won't stare at him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhPddKb8Pxg

Aussie Gumby - I've been living in Moscow for the last 3 years. (Russia for 9)

When are you coming?
We'll hit up a bar or three when you're here! Gotta help out the OG!

We'll be there the 23rd to the 26th, staying at the Marriott near the Bolshoi Theater. What do you do in Russia?

Sounds like a good time. Any reccos for places to eat, neighborhoods to explore, etc? We're planning to see the major sites, but aside from that we just want to get a feel for the place.

robopimp - 
Aussie Gumby - I've been living in Moscow for the last 3 years. (Russia for 9)

When are you coming?
We'll hit up a bar or three when you're here! Gotta help out the OG!

We'll be there the 23rd to the 26th, staying at the Marriott near the Bolshoi Theater. What do you do in Russia?

Sounds like a good time. Any reccos for places to eat, neighborhoods to explore, etc? We're planning to see the major sites, but aside from that we just want to get a feel for the place.

ah, that's a shame. I'll be back in Australia from the 21st til the 6th.

Staying at the Marriott you're pretty much in the heart of everything that really matters if you're there for only a few days.

Some of the cafes/ restaurants I'd recommend are:

Bar Strelka (for dinner)
Uilliam's cafe - not far from your hotel
Aist cafe - also not far

For a good view and a drink or two:
02 lounge at the Ritz Carlton (very near your hotel)
TimeOut Bar at the Peking Hotel

And I'd really recommend one of the Radisson river cruise dinners. It's really very good food as well as getting around the city a bit.

here's some pics:

From 02 lounge (Ritz-Carlton)

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g15/AusGumby/20130519_170350_zpsff023a3f.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g15/AusGumby/IMG_20130519_165105_zpsefd5f46b.jpg

From TimeOut bar (Peking Hotel)

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g15/AusGumby/IMG_20130718_005645_zps2680a372.jpg

Bar Strelka - obviously this was summer, so the roof deck is closed. Still a good place tho.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g15/AusGumby/20130517_202014_zps7a2105aa.jpg

La Barge Cafe

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g15/AusGumby/20130720_185630_zps4390278b.jpg


Aist Cafe

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g15/AusGumby/20130802_203436_zpsfe14f9d1.jpg

Bar Luch - shitty food, but a good bar.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g15/AusGumby/IMG_20131110_093144_zpsc311b5e3.jpg

Ah, too bad about the timing. I'm taking notes of your recommendations.

Which are the best neighborhoods to walk around and get a feel for the city? Specifically, we're looking for cooler, trendier neighborhoods or older, more historic places.

Also, what are some local foods worth trying? I don't really know much about Russian food.