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#1 cb_jones

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 05:59 PM



I'm hitting Moscow and St. Petersburg in June (4 guys from Vancouver), just wanted to see what the superfuture crew could suggest as far as what's not to be missed, outside of the major attractions, which of course we'll be checking.

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 07:01 PM



I'm out next week - just thought I'd try to resurrect this one - any suggestions would be well appreciated...
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 07:22 PM



So...what are you exactly into?
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 02:11 AM



Thanks for the reply... We're into interesting places to eat/drink, art, architecture, cool shops (not clothing, more stuff uniquely Russian) - I know this is very broad - we're down with pretty much anything. I guess I'm looking to hear about things you can't get from a tour guide, you know? Stuff that you were blown away by, that you think is not to be missed...
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Posted 08 June 2006 - 03:57 PM



I should say that I haven't been back to Moscow since January 2005. Everything changes so fast there, dozens of new clubs, stores, art galleries etc. open and close each month, it's hard to keep track. Still, there are some cool places which will stay popular such as club Propaganda, a funky low-key club in the Kitai Gorod area. When I'm there I always ask friends what's hot at the moment and I always buy the latest copy of Russian Afisha magazine which features listings of all events in town (you should learn to decipher the Cyrillic script otherwise it's pretty useless) or get me a free copy of English-language Go magazine which is available at most cool hangouts in town like Propaganda. It's full of the latest cool spot info.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 05:41 PM



Thanks andreas, I'll grab a copy of Go as soon as I get there... Less than a week - can't wait!
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Posted 10 June 2006 - 12:09 AM



If you want a REAL thrill:

Go up to the dude with the most gold on that you can possibly find, slap him, say: "Hooyesos" and take his girlfriend.........

It will be AWESOME.
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Posted 10 June 2006 - 06:43 AM



england - any first hand experience of doing that before? Hooyesos means literally "cocksucker" in Russian. If you done that and survived - you are the man.
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 12:35 AM



Cool, maybe I'll try that one on a cop - I hear Russian police have a great sense of humour...
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 08:54 AM

It's been a few years, actually 13 years to be exact, since I was in Moscow. My favorite place to go on the weekends was actually Izmaylovsky Park or Izmailovo Park, a wooded park similiar to Washington Square Park in NYC. Here, on the weekends, people would set up kiosks to sell everything from WWII medals to night-vision (second generation) to toys to matrioskya dolls to military hardware.

As souvenirs, I bought a MIG 29 flight helmet, numerous Nazi Germany WWII medals including an Iron Cross Second Class, Russian WWII medals (at the time didn't have enough cash for the Order of Lenin, equivalent to the Medal of Honor), several night vision scopes and other nick nacks.

I'd love to visit Moscow and St. Petersburg again.
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:16 PM

jesus christ analyst, is there anywhere in the world you havent been?
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 05:55 AM

Been dying to check out the Balkans and more of Eastern Europe. For the short term, I'm going to be in Southeast Asia for while. Should be an exciting time to be here.

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