Follow my week in Russia from Moscow to St Petersburg

Follow my week in Russia from Moscow to St Petersburg  | Russia | INSTAGRAM Photo-Album on Russia as I travel from Moscow to St Petersburg, for tips and recommendations. Hotels, tours, restaurants and more… Follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Russia. Follow the link.

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GPS Carlos Melia defrosting planes at Sheremetyevo Airport

GPS Carlos Melia defrosting planes at Sheremetyevo Airport  |  Moscow, Russia  |  One of the five airports of Moscow and one of the biggest ones. I have arrived this morning on Aeroflot airline, to connect to my flight to New York City. Frozen snowy morning. Welcome to snowy Moscow. This is when I realize I am such a lucky guy, and that everything happens for a GOOD reason. You just need to interpretate and let yourself flow. My wish to see Moscow covered in snow is granted. !! Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia defrosting planes at Sheremetyevo Airport

Kremlin intra-muros and Armory Chamber

Kremlin intra-muros and Armory Chamber  |  Moscow, Russia  |  One of the must visit destinations when in Moscow. The Kremlin (meaning fortress) is not the only on its kind in Russia, but definitely the most unique and relevant on Russian history.  Overlooking the Moskva River (to the South), Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square (to the East) and the Alexander Garden (to the West). Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Kremlin intra-muros and Armory Chamber

Tour of the Metro Stations in Moscow Russia

Tour of the Metro Stations in Moscow Russia  |  Moscow, Russia  |  Some of the most beautiful metro stations in the world, the chance to explore the underground side of Moscow. We jumped and transition through 3 stations that pretty much gave me, once again, the impressive architecture of this fascinating city. The world’s third most used metro after Tokyo and Seoul, with an average daily passengers traffic of  6.6 million. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Tour of the Metro Stations in Moscow Russia

GPS Carlos Melia Moscow to Paris

GPS Carlos Melia Moscow to Paris  |  Moscow, Russia  |  Overlooking the views of the Kremlin and the Red Square from the window of my Suite at the National Hotel in Moscow, I am saying goodbye to Moscow, and heading back to Paris for my last two nights of my month and a half tour around and across Europe. What and incredible and unforgettable journey that has taken me from France to Sweden, Finland and finally to one of my 2012 Travel Bucket Lists – Russia. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia Moscow to Paris

Hotel Check IN National Hotel Moscow

Hotel Check IN National Hotel Moscow  |  Moscow, Russia  |  One of the landmark hotels of the city of Moscow, located right across the Red Square, the Kremlin and the National Museum. Built in 1903 by famed Russian architect Alexander Ivanov, Hotel National has been an awe-inspiring historic landmark for more than a century. Member of The Luxury Collection. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Hotel Check IN National Hotel Moscow

O2 Lounge at Ritz-Carlton Moscow

O2 Lounge at Ritz-Carlton Moscow  |  Moscow, Russia  |  One of the best views of the Kremlin and Red Square, can be enjoyed while zipping a Vodka Martini and a nice tray of Sushi at the 12th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow. So we came today for lunch and spent over and hour and a half mesmerized by the views of Moscow. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading O2 Lounge at Ritz-Carlton Moscow

Ukrainian Cuisine in Moscow

Ukrainian Cuisine in Moscow  |  Moscow, Russia  |  Keen of Ukrainian Cuisine, and want to have a full degustation while remaining on the budget, then perhaps Taras Bulba Restaurants is a great way to do this. An Ukrainian restaurant chain located all over Moscow, featuring great local and traditional dishes. I must admit, that if it would have not been for local friends, I would have never personally stepped into this restaurant, and even other local Muscovites looked at me funny when I mentioned them this restaurant. But so glad we did, since it was a lovely dinning experience. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Ukrainian Cuisine in Moscow

Moscow Diorama at Radisson Hotel Moscow

Moscow Diorama at Radisson Hotel Moscow  |  Moscow, Russia  |  Located at the end of the main lobby of the imposing Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow, you can find a beautiful diorama of the Kremlin and downtown Moscow made on a scale of 1 to 75. Made in the 1970s, the diorama has traveled to international exhibitions. A few years ago, it was acquired by Radisson. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Moscow Diorama at Radisson Hotel Moscow

Izmailovsky Flea Market in Moscow

Izmailovsky Flea Market in Moscow  |  Moscow, Russia  |  Izmailovsky Flea Market also known by locals as the The Vernisage or the Souvenir Market, is a large flea market and great place out of Moscow main rings, to come and do some shopping, if you are looking for souvenirs, or local items ranging from used clothing, to stamps, coins and even war clothes. The key here, like in many markets around the world, is to know how to bargain, but be aware that the local Russia women are very tough and the like to up value their creations. Saturdays and Sundays are the only days when the Vernisage is really much of an attraction. The market all year round during weekends is open till 5PM. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Izmailovsky Flea Market in Moscow