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vince
16-11-2004, 11:24
Name 3 things you like about Moskva.

Since we had a thread about what we didn't like in our home countries I would like to know what you guys like about this city.

I'll start:

1) The energy
2) There's always something hapenning
3) Land of opportunities

Thanks

Fa-Q!
16-11-2004, 11:26
1,) Ever prevelant eye-candy
2.) Cheap taxis
3.) great nightlife

vaska
16-11-2004, 11:31
13% tax rate
the metro
theater scene

Sidney Bliss
16-11-2004, 11:33
1. The babushka who works in my local kiosk fancies me.
2. I haven't been shot yet.
3. My mother doesn't live here.

Kshisya
16-11-2004, 11:34
:rolleyes:

weather :thumbsup:
menty :verycool:
snobbery :respect:


:p

half crazed visigoth
16-11-2004, 12:08
1) architecture- the midlands just does not compare
2) Interest from and in the fairer sex - see above
3) The metro- Russia shows London how it can be done...

mediashark
16-11-2004, 12:46
the metro
the cold
the fact that my best friends are here...

Random
16-11-2004, 12:53
1) Not wanted in this country - well not yet anyway
2) You can be English and be proud of it and not considered racist
3) Gotta agree some of the best looking architecture anywhere on everything !!

peyote
16-11-2004, 13:18
- olga
- kristina
- tatiana

in any order
:D

jules
16-11-2004, 13:23
- my friends
- the language
- the day-to-day challenges of living here ;)

DJ Biscuit
16-11-2004, 13:39
1.The way people are so polite to each other, on the street, in the metro etc.
2. The hygiene standards
3. The amount of gullible sycophantic expats around.

peyote
16-11-2004, 13:44
Originally posted by DJ Biscuit
gullible sycophantic expats:D :D :D

boscoe
16-11-2004, 13:58
Originally posted by DJ Biscuit

3. The amount of gullible sycophantic expats around.

I agree with you ;)

Halyavshik
16-11-2004, 14:18
Originally posted by DJ Biscuit
3. The amount of gullible sycophantic expats around.

Expats who can slip words like sycophantic into a sentence.

sfjohns67
16-11-2004, 14:26
1. The best friends I've ever had are here.
2. There really IS always something to do.
3. The manager at the Albion, who will give you a free beer just for telling him "no, you really don't look fat in that dress."

kak
16-11-2004, 14:29
Originally posted by sfjohns67

3. The manager at the Albion, who will give you a free beer just for telling him "no, you really don't look fat in that dress."

:D i'm going to try this one tonight, i hope it works with free wine as well ;)

vince
16-11-2004, 14:37
I'm also going tonight :p

Hope it works with wine too ;) Don't really drink beer that often.

Nice one Kakrout :cool:

kak
16-11-2004, 14:42
Vince, the "nice one" was actually from sfjohns67 ;)

vince
16-11-2004, 14:44
Oops... Sorry ;) :p

DJ Biscuit
16-11-2004, 15:55
Originally posted by sfjohns67
3. The manager at the Albion, who will give you a free beer just for telling him "no, you really don't look fat in that dress."

Ah, are you talking about Ivan or Irina there?

Kshisya
16-11-2004, 15:59
Originally posted by peyote
- olga
- kristina
- tatiana

in any order
:D

now I will punch you for "any order" :evilgrin:
actually :rolleyes: you could type in just Kristina - it'd go for all 3 items :p

uninformed
16-11-2004, 16:05
Public transportation
24 hour stores
Lots of interesting restaurants

kak
16-11-2004, 16:09
Originally posted by uninformed

Lots of interesting restaurants

You mean "Lots of interesting and different types of suchi restaurants"
:D
like: Italian suchi restaurants, Indi suchi restaurants, georgian suchi restaurants etc.
;) :p

vince
16-11-2004, 16:22
You forgot swiss sushi restaurant :p and of course ze french sushi (very well known in Japan as everybody knows :rolleyes: )

But they are probably in the etc. section ;)

gadfly
16-11-2004, 17:03
1. Living in the center of Moscow is 1/3 the cost of living in a similar neighborhood in Manhattan.
2. Being from New Jersey is considered exotic rather than somthing akin to an acute skin disorder.
3. Taxes are optional, laws are negotiable.

Sadie
16-11-2004, 17:16
this city is like a drug. wherever i go, i always want to come back home. Its energy is just amazing. Two more: opportunities and its people - it concentrates the best of the best, the history of the country is being made here ..

85StonePolarBear
16-11-2004, 18:12
1. A great combination of the historical and the modern, and avoidance of the sameness and standardisation that plagues my native USA.

2. So much to do both professionally and personally!

3. 85 volume absinthe in Eliseevsky gastronom ;) ;) ;)!

Kseniya
16-11-2004, 18:22
I love MOSKWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is my native city! it is huge, exiting and beautiful :agree: no matter what they say

Filimon
16-11-2004, 18:22
Originally posted by 85StonePolarBear
1. A great combination of the historical and the modern, and avoidance of the sameness and standardisation that plagues my native USA.

2. So much to do both professionally and personally!

3. 85 volume absinthe in Eliseevsky gastronom ;) ;) ;)!

1 Sex
2 Drugs (analgin, tetrtsiklin...)
3 Filip Kirkorov

:)

85StonePolarBear
16-11-2004, 18:24
LOL - I do not know which is funnier - that your idea of drugs includes analgin and tetracycline - or that you listed Filip Kirkorov along with sex!!! ;) ;) ;)!

Kseniya
16-11-2004, 18:25
Originally posted by 85StonePolarBear
LOL - I do not know which is funnier - that your idea of drugs includes analgin and tetracycline - or that you listed Filip Kirkorov along with sex!!! ;) ;) ;)!

sex with Kirkorov? :D

Filimon
16-11-2004, 19:44
Originally posted by 85StonePolarBear
LOL - I do not know which is funnier - that your idea of drugs includes analgin and tetracycline - or that you listed Filip Kirkorov along with sex!!! ;) ;) ;)!

Well, it was SUPPOSED to be a conversion of "sex, drugs and rock'n'roll" actually. I put Kirkorov there for one good reason - he is not in London :)

85StonePolarBear
16-11-2004, 19:59
Kirkorov is NOT rock and roll - he is that which cannot be discussed outside of Bardak!

Filimon
16-11-2004, 20:48
Originally posted by 85StonePolarBear
Kirkorov is NOT rock and roll - he is that which cannot be discussed outside of Bardak!

I think you missed the punchline! I like Moscow because Kirkorov is there, not in London where I live.

DJ Biscuit
16-11-2004, 20:52
I hear they are thinking of making a musical about Roman Abramovitch in London .'Red Rom'' or something. You have been warned.

polyglot
16-11-2004, 23:40
-the language
-the culture
-the nightlife

plastique
17-11-2004, 03:58
http://www.expat.ru/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15606

Doctor Cox
19-11-2004, 01:31
Originally posted by Kseniya
I love MOSKWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is my native city! it is huge, exiting and beautiful :agree: no matter what they say

Do let me know who "THEY" are. I need to talk to them.
Oh, and by the way, I too am huge, exiting and beautiful...

yankee@moscow
19-11-2004, 12:05
1. Traffic law enforcement.
2. Skirts and boots being worn at the same time!
3. Nice hub from which to see the rest of Europe and Central Asia.