Russia: A day in Moscow

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Sights and sounds from my first day in Moscow, Russia.

If I’m completely honest, travelling to Russia was never on my radar.  Primarily because the mere mention of the place evoked grim-faced locals, cold grey weather, and heavy Stalinist architecture.

But oh, how wrong I was.  So so wrong.




I’ve already chronicled in this blog post how my trip to Russia surprised me in the best possible way, and in this blog post I reflected on how, despite fearing racial discrimination, my black skin was never an issue during my 10 day stay.  I was duly impressed.

However, still pictures and words can only do so much to bring the city alive. With this in mind, I now present a vlog chronicling my first day in Moscow (my Russia trip was comprised of 5 days in Moscow and another 5 days in St. Petersburg).  Give it a watch and let me know what you think!


If you’ve never been to Russia, does what you see in the video surprise you? Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel for more travel video goodness!

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    Stefania - the italian backpacker
    April 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I’m glad it went well. Russia IS on my radar!

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      April 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Nitin Khanna
    April 19, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Great Blog! Thanks for Sharing!

    • Reply
      April 21, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Glad you enjoyed!

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    Jill at Reading the Book
    April 20, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I can’t tell you how much Russia has changed since the first couple of times I went in the 90s – it’s just phenomenal. I went back myself a few years ago and it’s so different, but it still has the same Russian spirit! I just wish it wasn’t so hard to get visas, certainly if you’re British – it’s such a pain and so expensive. But I would love to go back some day!

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      April 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      It’s expensive and a bit tedious! But I would do it again!

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    Russian blog
    July 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I’m glad you like Moscow. Kalinka-Malinka song was nice 🙂

    Do you plan write post about St. Petersburg?

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