Please note that this
Russian travel site and the concept it signifies was developed in the best of the Russian
or Soviet tradition of not giving a damn about you, the client.
Rephrased politely, it
means that this travel service product lacks client focus and is largely based on my own
tastes, views, prejudices and sentiments. As such, the concept presented here is intended
for people of my type, and for the type of traveller I myself was years ago.
do-gooders, students of the world and humanity, and lost souls with 25 bucks a day
to spare to my cause may remain here.
(Those able to afford $55
per night plus $40 for airport transfer must definitely remain; they may even expect me to
adjust my attitude a bit).
Presently, in response to
demand from both my colleagues in the foreigner rip-off business and travelling public at
large I am putting together another, official, proper, respectable and respectful
client-focussed site intended not to express my warped personality, but to convince you to
part with your money. Yes, even ugly Americans will be
tolerated there, and we'll even try to make them feel as if they were welcomed. BTW, ugly
American stories will be collected HERE. To be truthful I need to say that only a minority
of them generate stories. I'll further add that following the upload of the "Ugly
Disclaimers" and "Our Prejudices" pages the quality of our guest has
drastically improved and some are positively nice, especially the Americans...
Please note that traveller
assistance is but a side-line for me. I am neither a tour operator nor a travel
agent. Hospitality is not my field. When it comes to travel, I aim to provide value, but
not to cater to your whims. Don't expect anything other than efficiency and a genuine wish
to assist an independent budget-minded traveller of the sort I am (or was) myself some
Please also be aware that I
am an aging de-socialized grouch living in a deserted village in gloomy Tver backwoods,
and intensely disliking humanity from there. Although when venturing to Moscow I leave
some of my attitude behind, traces of it remain.
With one exception,
accommodation options listed here and elsewhere are owned, maintained, and operated by
independent landlords. Although we make every effort to monitor business integrity and
quality of service, and to facilitate communications, and are on the standby and ready to
step in should complications develop, we cannot be held fully responsible - especially in
the legal sense - for your arrangements with landlords.
We are NOT travel agents.
We compile information, throw in a few of our own observations, and give advice for your
consideration. We help travellers to Russian BUT WE DO NOT ARRANGE TRIPS. Those who do not
feel comfortable with the idea of independent travel should contact a licensed and
certified travel agent.