An extensive beginners guide to Moscow

Hello dear readers, in this post, which will be a bit longer than the usual ones, I want to give you insights, what you can do, when you travel the first time to Moscow, which transport options there are etc.; simply everything you need to know to make you stay in the city as pleasant as possible.

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Day trip to Kolomna

Hello dear readers,

today I will take you to Kolomna, a small city in the golden circle. It is located around 100km south-east of Moscow, still in Moscow Oblast.

You can either go there by Elektrichka, which is a local train, but with many stops, so I recommend the bus, which leaves every 30mins from the Metro station Kotelniki in Moscow to Kolomna. It will take around 2hours by bus to get there, depending on the traffic situation in the outskirts of Moscow.

I went there by car and it took around 90mins on M5 motorway.

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No more escalator women in Moscow Metro

Hello dear readers,

this week the news reached out, that the iconic women who guard the escalators in the Metro stations in central Moscow won’t be staying there for much longer as it is planned to remove their small guarding stands and therefor they will completely disappear.

Many people might not even have realised them, but you most likely passed by them every day several times.

I only heard of them when they told over the microphone to keep the left side of the escalator free, but still it was a unique sight…sad to see them go!

What do you think?