MY MOSCOW: 5 ACTIVITIES

Moscow is one of those truly dynamic, diverse, cosmopolitan cities where the options of how to spend your time are virtually endless. The city is world-renown for its classical theater and especially ballet, but there are also countless museums and galleries for art connoisseurs, sprawling parks for nature lovers, concerts big and small, dancing, bowling,…

UNDERGROUND LOVE: An Update

Earlier this week, in a guest post for A Girl And Her Travels, I wrote about how the Moscow Metro is the place to consummate your romance. But what I forgot to mention was that it is also the place to find it. Don’t take my word for it — let The Metro speak for…

MOSCOW METRO part 4: UNDERGROUND LOVE

My guest post for A Girl and Her Travels on the wonders of PDA on the Moscow Metro. ANNA, RUSSIA: UNDERGROUND LOVE Moscow did not invent PDA* in general, or PTDA** in particular. But the specifics of Russia’s and Moscow’s socioeconomic structures are what make the Metro into the ultimate Make-Out Point, to a much…

A DANGEROUS SUBJECT

As I am writing this, I am still not sure if this post will actually get published. Because it doesn’t exactly present me in the best light, and especially in the light in which I want to see myself. __________ A couple of hours ago I was standing on the metro platform, reading a book…

MOSCOW METRO part 3 – POETRY SLAM

In the last couple of weeks The Moscow Metropolitan has decided to diversify its escalator soundtrack — with poetry readings. Probably because it snowed four times in Moscow since the end of September (light flurries count!), the authorities have decided that in order to prevent a mass exodus to warmer climates they had to remind us that…

FADE TO BLACK

I am not the only Muscovite driven to sartorial depression by summer ending. Once grey autumn clouds cover the city, everyone abandons their flashy, colorful and tacky get-ups in favor of all black, all the time. Man, woman, child, the elderly – it’s 50 shades of black till May Day.

MOSCOW METRO part 2: THE SOUND AND THE FURY

About half of the Moscow 188 metro stations are located deep underground, with the deepest of them some 84 meters below the surface. The escalator ride alone is about 3 minutes long (thanks, Wiki), and if you add in the bottlenecks that form during rush hour, getting to and from the train might be the…