Wednesday, February 3, 2010

They Keep Talkin' About It, 'Cause They Can't Keep Up with Your Pace

Moscow is pretty crazy. Love it or hate it, but locals are not easily amused. No other city is fast enough, huge enough, expensive enough or overwhelmingly fake enough when you're from here... I travel to other places and I am perfectly fine with whatever they have to offer - I am prepared, tested, schooled, ready - I am from Moscow. For that, I can say thank you.

40 comments:

  1. I want to visit Moscow. And I want to see you Julia. xoxo

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  2. I am thankful I am from a small town! I like to go pick up groceries and see 20 people I know. I love to visit

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  3. cont....big cities, but I couldn't imagine living in one.

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  4. Would love to visit Moscow someday!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. My sister in law is from Moscow, she makes with shriek with laughter when telling me stories of dodgy blokes and beautiful girls xx

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  6. Bo, most of the time the cities we're born in and live really shape us, because I really can't imagine msyelf livign in a small city, although I liek to visit smaller towns :) Interesting eh? ;)

    Carrie, mayeb you should just really plan it one day ;)

    North West London Girl, haha, I know what you mean! You should really come see Moscow with your own eyes then!!

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  7. Always want to visit Moscow. : )

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  8. Wow, I had no idea so many of you wanted to travel to Moscow! :)

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  9. It is such a great thing to be thankful for where you live. Not everyone is that lucky!

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  10. Michael, you can be sure that I will be thankful once I move out of here too, haha ;-) But yeah, I know I'm lucky and I appreciate it!

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  12. I've never been to moscow before, would love to visit it someday though

    xx lue

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  13. I feel that way about NYC. That photo looks like it could have been taken downtown here....

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  14. this is such a nice blog to come to after a long day.

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  15. hum.. it seems Moscow is a indifferent city.... geez, I will make sure you are there when I travel to Russia. :)

    Oh, yes, the bad romance!! Everyone needs a lesson of when is the time a relationship goes wrong n' get out quick enough........ for future reference!!! :)

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  16. I went to Moscow in 2008, and it was a scary experience. I actually got attacked in the train station.

    Good luck with your trip and be safe!

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  17. @Bradford: Yeah, big city life...

    @Bryna: Thank you so much!! :)

    @Rachel: It is very different. I have a love hate relationship with it lol

    @Treacle: Attacked on the train station?? Let me get back to you on this one in a second.

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  18. i would love to visit moscow one day.

    Btw, you've been given an award on my page :) check it out.

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  19. You know, I've been all over the place... Tokyo, New York, Paris... but somehow I think I'm unprepared for Moscow! It seems like another planet. One day, hopefully soon, I'll be able to venture there and see exactly what it is you're talking about. I like what you said about being "prepared, tested..." That's great.

    What's the food like there, or is that too general a question?

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  20. Wow, I've always wanted to visit Moscow.

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  21. i'm hoping to someday visit your moscow!

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  23. Wow, again, totally had no idea so many people were interested in visiting Moscow! Thanks, ladies :)

    Now onto the gentleman... Graham, I also feel like Moscow is another planet and even being from here I feel like an alien myself. I love your food question! Not general at all, I'm such a food lover I can talk about all things edible for days haha :) Russian cuisine is pretty heavy, in my opinion. Lots of pastries, marinades, preserves, meats, potatoes, dairy products - all usually fatty. Traditionally, it has a lot to do with the colder climate and having to keep warm most time of the year. Personally, I barely ever eat anything Russian, it's just not my cup of tea. My most favorite Russian meal, however, is Russian pancakes with caviar, now that's good :) But even then I eat those with no added butter. At the same time, when you're here in Moscow and looking for a place to eat at, it's a lot easier to find a place that serves Italian or Japanese food. Russians have developed this crazy love for sushi, even if not many people can appreciate the real type and settle for something more or less 'Russian adapted'. When I had friends from abroad visiting and they wanted to eat something local, I had to spend quiet some time googling in search of a Russian restaraunt lol I couldn't remember any besides the most expensive one in town, but I can always take my guests to fab Japanese and Italian spots. That's the weird and funny thing about Moscow :) So, that's some 'general' information... If you want to know some particular thing, go ahead and ask :)

    @San Diego Bed and Breakfast: Thank you!! Will check it out :)

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  24. PS... one word Julia: Google!!! Hahaha!

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  25. Oh my, Moscow! My friend just visited Moscow and when I saw all her photos, I'm jealous to death. I really wanna go there someday. and maybe meet you Julia? =)

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  26. I add my stone to the building...
    The way you talk about your city makes me want to visit it!! I visibly am not the only one !! :-)
    Once again bravo Julia !!

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  27. oups... the last post was from Guillaume

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  28. i want to visit moscow someday... soon! ;)

    joei

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  29. Betz, I'm glad your friend brought such beaitiful shots and hopefully enjoyed the time spent here! :)

    Guillaume, thank you a lot :)

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  30. I would like to visit your city someday...i live in Athens and many people hate this city...me ....i'm not one of them..i love this city!!!

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  31. really, i had no idea! but now that i think of it, and how many luxury brands are opening shops there, i can understand!
    xox alison

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  32. @jeune_premier: Always better to live somehwre you love!

    @Mademoiselle Frou-Frou: Well, Moscow was the most expensive city in the world 2 or even 3 times in a row... Now it's 3d if I'm not mistaken?

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  33. Amazing, I would love to go to Moscow.

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  34. Caitlin, you seem like an adventurous person, so I'm sure you'd enjoy it here :)

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  35. Russian pancakes with caviar??
    Wow, now that is new for me. I can't wait to try that.
    I'd also be interested to see how Russians changed sushi for their own palate.

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  36. ..I want to go Moscow as well ..I love russian music sooo much ..it's such a beautiful language ..have a nice day ..

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  37. Ellinelle, it's pretty cool that you like the music and teh language, somehow I don't hear this kind of thing often!!

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I appreciate you taking the time to connect and share your thoughts, so thank you for your comment! And while you're at it... Why not tell me what you're thankful for today? ;-)