I speak and read Russian but I cannot find Russian tour-operators in Moscow. I am interested in visiting Moscow and make an excursion to the Golden Ring (Suzdal,Sergyev Posad, vladimir, etc) and Sanct Petersburg for a reasonable price,i.e. not as expensive as foreign tour operators offer.
I would also appreciate any tips too do on my own. Which are the "musts" in Moscow and S.Petersburg that are not usually shown to tourists?
Thanks in advance,
I have been checking the prices of the flats and hotels in moscow for the last few days and numbers I have seen opened new windows in my life.
As far as I understand any sort of accomadation centaral costs a fortune. Actually I don't mind travelling with metro for 15-20 mins to reach the central district, how much do the modest flats and hotels cost around that distance from the central moscow.
I know some russian, if anyone can advise me some websites which advertise these sort of flats instead of top-rated touristic ones i will be happy to hear.
Thanks in advance!
Q: Hello, I plan to travel to Moscow & St. Petersburg with my mom next year (around end of November). But I got freaked out a bit when I read a news article about a Vietnamese student that got attacked, and other posts in other boards that talked about racial discrimination against Asians in Russia. Some say that the unrest caused by Chechen insurgents have made some Russians jumpy and security has been tightened (notorious passport checks!) . We are hiring a private tour guide for 7 days, but the guide won't be with us 24/7, especially during the overnight trainride from St. Petersburg to Moscow. That worries me, because skinheads reportedly hang-around the metro for victims. Would it be safe for 2 chinese ladies to travel to Moscow & St. Petersburg next year? I would appreciate everyone's thoughts on this matter, especially from other Asians who have travelled to Russia.
I'll be traveling in July to Moscow with my wife and daughter and I am trying to abide by a realistic budget, no frills, no thrills, just the bare essentials... Any idea of how much we should spare for food and transportation in a daily basis, for instance? Thansk a lot for your help.
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