Реферат: A Traveller’s Guide to Moscow
«There are only two reasons to come here, „says oneWestern businessman, “to have a fun and get rich.»
«Don't be shocked by the prices. In many places, the wholepoint is to spend as much money as possible to show what a big shot youare.»
It may come as a surprise to many to learn that Moscow is one of theworld's great cities. It certainly did to me. I think that, like many people, Ienvisioned a city that was a cross between Beirut and… well, I don't
know what. Having never previously visited a post-communist city,particularly one that had the reputation for rampant crime and shoddy Stalinistarchitecture enjoyed by Moscow.
Moscow's night life is of epic proportions, and people don't reallystart rocking until midnight and seldom stop before sunup.
One thing to bear in mind: Many nightclubs, casinos and bars catermainly to the Russian mafia. So don't go unless you're with someone who's knownthere; then everything will be fine.
The city's most elegant casino and a favorite among serious players
The following hotels are mix of Moscow's best, from inexpensive toluxury. All provide Western-style accommodations and amenities.
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski
Few urban hotels anywhere can top the view. Five-star Europeancomfort and service. Rooms: $384-420.
Making The Most Of Moscow
-Arriving: If possible, arrange to have someone meet you with a carwhen you land at Sheremetivo Airport. Upon arrival you will be handed a customsform. Do not lose this: you'll be expected to turn it in along with a new onewhen you depart.
-Visas: The Russians remain very strict about visas. Be sure thatall your dates coincide with those on your visa.
-Getting Oriented: Moscow is one of the most confusion cities in theworld to navigate.
-Taxis: Moscow's taxi system is a free-for-all, and out-of-townerswill be taken shocking advantage of if they don't know the score. Fares areagreed upon before you get in. The best bet is to hire a car and driver foryour stay.
-Money: Many places take rubles instead of hard currency, but the $is quickly becoming Russia's unofficial currency. So it's good to carry somegreenbacks.
Since the Soviet Union crumbled, Moscow has seen an explosion ofrestaurants purveying international cuisine. Most that cater to Westernvisitors, generally the more expensive ones, are relatively safe and clean,though quality varies.
A traditional Georgian restaurant that also offers a littleblackjack and roulette.
All location of this American icon are unbelievably popular.
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