A truly valuable service not to be
confused with a "guided tour" for tourists. Normally done by Olesya.
Of you are out of luck and she is not available the old grouch Uncle Pasha will do that personally.
At the same "child labour" rate.
Take a look at
Uncle Pasha's Virtual Tour of Moscow and more.
Unfinished but still a pretty nice project.
Public transportation: the logic of it, main systems, buying subway
cards, bus and streetcar tickets, etc.
Taxi: understanding the price structure and negotiating taxi fares
Public phones - little tricks to make them work
Where to shop AND NOT TO SHOP for food. Where to find that special
something. Challenge us with your most exotic food preferences.
Layout of the city. Staying oriented. This exercise consists of
identifying places you know and using them as landmarks.
Survival Russian. Help compiling and remembering 8-12 key Russian
Figuring out the Russian interface in Internet cafes
Help in making a
list of places to visit and things to do
Buying tickets for
Railroad and air tickets. No need for complicated planning. Get your
tickets without surcharges.
Advice and assistance to travellers with
Discussion of any
other questions you may have.
Common tricks played on foreigners.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE
OF EMERGENCY. GETTING IN TOUCH WITH YOUR EMBASSY. HOW TO CALL THE POLICE.
travellers with special needs or concerns, eg. visible minorities,
or vegans, single women, gays, families with children...
March 30, 2008 - The offer still valid and is available from
Olesya. These days I'm a
rural dweller and out of touch with the spirit and rhythm of Moscow so not
much use trying to get me do this famour tour these days..
Check with Olesya about the rates
to avoid disappointment. Many people will be happy to give you an
unprofessional tour entirely free of charge. And even buy you as much beer
as you want in exchange for English conversation practice. Check the
Free Accommodation in Moscow page of my
Cheap Moscow project for such
offers. Also see or leave a notice in my guestbook.
Total duration: 3-5
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Last update January 27, 2005