Beginner's Guide to Moscow

Beginner's Guide to Moscow

Blog Beginner's Guide to Moscow

Moscow is one of the biggest and largest city in whole Russia, it is home of more than 11.2 million residents in the city and 17.1 million in the urban side. It’s rich history and dozens of monuments will definitely keep you busy! Most visitors will probably come around the warmest  time which is summer due to the cold winter in December although it can be very crowdy and busy. But guess what? There is so much to do even if the weather can be quite cold.


The number one concern of many travelers is accommodation, it can be quite a hassle for tourists to book hotels, especially with the amount of options and recommendations on the web. Here we listed some of the best hotels in Moscow for you!

Hampton by Hilton Moscow Strogino


The location of Hampton Hotel happens to be very convenient, 5 minutes far from Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center; Hampton by Hilton Moscow Strogino offers easy access to Moscow city center, Kremlin, Red Square and many of Moscow’s main tourist attractions.

Hotel Facts :

-Prime location, close to Crocus Expo Exhibition Center and major transport links

-15 km from Moscow city center, Kremlin and popular attractions

-Modern guest rooms and studio suites with sofa bed

-Restaurants, fitness, spa and beauty salon in the same Business Center building

-3 flexible meeting spaces, AV equipment and underground parking

-Preferential rates for the World Class Fitness Club located near the hotel

Esquire Hotel


Esquire Hotel

is located in the Tverskoy neighborhood in Moscow, just 1 km from Bolshoi Theater, it has been praised for it’s really good service by many clients, it is also a great choice for people interested by history; theater; culture and history. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Moscow! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.


The best way to get around the city is to commute by metro! So far this is the fastest, cheapest and convenient option you can have in Moscow, one trip costs around RUB 50, and two trips costs around RUB100. You can easily buy your paper ticket or you can add multiple trips on a Troika card, details on the card can be found on here.


Blini are Russia's version of the thin French crêpe and a staple on most Moscovian menus, typically made with buckwheat for savory fillings or white flour for sweet toppings. You'll see accompaniments of smoked salmon, creamy mushrooms, sour cream, jams and condensed milk– to name a few– but the high-end, revered combination is a spoonful of red salmon or black sturgeon caviar. 

 Russian salad is one such dish that has spread internationally, and you might have tasted a similar one in your home country. However, the Russian version is much fresher and crispier with a light smattering of mayonnaise. This could be due to the use of fresh cucumber or crunchy Russian pickles, although the base of diced potato, peas, egg and mayonnaise/sour cream remains ubiquitous. 

 Roasted meats and fish on skewers are hard not to like. As the name suggests, this dish is a form of shish kebab, although the Russian version is served with chunkier portions of lamb, beef, chicken or salmon, and served with an unleavened bread, Russian pickles and a sometimes spicy tomato sauce.  What other best food to eat when it is cold other than Kebab ?