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The view from Lubyanka Childrens Mall

Stunning Views at Lubyanka Childrens Mall

Recently some Russian friends promised me a different experience in Moscow. I was therefore surprised to be going in to the Lubyanka Childrens Mall, when Moscow has mall’s a plenty. But this family-friendly shopping and entertainment mall is…


Munger Bakery Moscow

Munger Bakery Moscow

After a busy Sunday morning visiting car showrooms across Moscow, we decided to rest for a coffee at a little café called Munger Bakery, tucked away near the BMW showroom on Leninsky Prospekt. The café…


LavkaLavka Moscow

LavkaLavka Restaurant

LavkaLavka is a farmers cooperative that has got a lot of positive press since it opened a few years ago. As well as a chain of stores selling farm fresh produce and locally produced food…


Moscow Markets

The Best Moscow Markets

When I first arrived in Moscow, I did not think there would be many markets. Somewhat naively, I have always equated markets with the outdoors and good weather, which is hard to come by in Moscow…


Danilovsky Market Moscow

Danilovsky Market Moscow

I am a self confessed food snob and get an unreasonable amount of pleasure from fresh, quality produce. This makes my one biggest complaint about Moscow access to quality food. In my native Australia, quality…


Dressing for a Russian Winter

Dressing for a Russian Winter

Especially if you come from a warm country, dressing for a Russian winter can be a daunting prospect. Without experience of very low temperatures, it is really hard to know what clothes will serve you…


Quality Local Beef in Moscow

Quality Local Beef in Moscow

It is common for Moscow expats to decry the quality of local meat and it is not unfounded criticism. The availability of quality, local beef is abysmal. For many, the only option for a good…


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