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nasppilot
07-03-2008, 18:45
Hi All,

It seems there are so many on here, wow an ocean of expats. Just lived in Dubai for a year, then had better offer here to get paid in Euro so I took it.
I am from N. America in Oregon.

Found this by accident but what a great resource.

I just moved here and have some Qs

- Any climbers on the forum? (indoor/outdoor)
If so, what is the best indoor gym to join?

- Are there any yoga studios here in Moscow?
(I live close to the ski jump/stadium)

- Where is the best cinema to go to for English movies?

- Anyone know if there are organic stores to shop at?


Thanks for reading and I am sure I will end up meeting a few of you eventually out of the 100's on here.

Be well,
James

turkgida
07-03-2008, 18:53
Welcome to Moscow and to the forum James :wavey:


p.s. because i'm a newbie like you, unfortunately i don't know the answers.

Penelope
07-03-2008, 19:01
The best cinema for English movies is probably the Oktyabr on the Novy Arbat. It has one hall where it shows original language films.

The cinema itself is easy to find, but hall 11 is a little tricky. However, the staff are very friendly. They escorted me there when I went to see the last Harry Potter film.

Oktyaber cinema (http://www.karofilm.ru/cgi-bin/show.pl?option=cinema_description&id=4]š˜НžТ•АТ žк‚яб€Œ. šа€о-„илŒм — се‚Œ кино‚еа‚€ов.)

MissAnnElk
07-03-2008, 19:03
Hi there. I'm new, too, so I am referring to my Living in Moscow book . . . I have not seen these places myself, but you might try them:

Fushi
Bolshaya Nikiskaya d.24/6
Metro: Arbatskaya
Guide says they have organic food products, fresh juices, etc.

Soya Center
Ulitsa Pervomayskaya d.52
Metro: Pervomayskaya
They also have a web site that is their name dot ru
Guide says it is a large health food store that also has gluten-free products and diabetic items.

There are yoga places all over, I'm told. A friend goes to a place on Chistie Prudy . . . if you specify a part of the city (which I see you did, but I don't know it . . .), others might be able to suggest places . . .

nasppilot
07-03-2008, 19:15
Penelope and missannelk,

Thanks for the very useful info!
I am heading out to see a movie- haven't seen one in a while. I managed to read that some people are going to hemmingways tonight for a gathering. I may stop by there on the way back to the apt.
(to answer you missanne, I live near the Frunzenskaya metro- Red line)

I will give this forum a look over more in detail this weekend to see if I can answer some of my own q's.

Blessings

Zhenulka
07-03-2008, 22:07
Hi Nasppilot

To answer your second question - Ashtanga Yoga Center is good, at least for beginners like myself. Though a lot depends on the instructor. They have several locations around Moscow so you can choose whichever is most convenient to you. You can check out their website Our Center - (http://www.yoga108.com/en/about/). They have an english version and some of the instructors speak English.

Good luck in Moscow!

SalTheReturn
07-03-2008, 23:31
Hi All,

It seems there are so many on here, wow an ocean of expats. Just lived in Dubai for a year, then had better offer here to get paid in Euro so I took it.
I am from N. America in Oregon.

Found this by accident but what a great resource.

I just moved here and have some Qs

- Any climbers on the forum? (indoor/outdoor)
If so, what is the best indoor gym to join?

- Are there any yoga studios here in Moscow?
(I live close to the ski jump/stadium)

- Where is the best cinema to go to for English movies?

- Anyone know if there are organic stores to shop at?


Thanks for reading and I am sure I will end up meeting a few of you eventually out of the 100's on here.

Be well,
James

welcome to the site James, hope you will have good time here!

SovietPimp
10-03-2008, 21:55
35 mm theatre also has many movies in the original language

alekto
17-05-2008, 10:52
Welcome :)

I used to do a bit of climbing, before I got the complete willies one day when trying to let a friend down. Maybe it's time to try again, but for now, here are some pointers.

There are apparently several places to go indoor climbing, but the big two that I know of are:

. . (http://www.skala-city.ru/)
Located about 10 minutes walk away from Park Pobedy metro, this is a nice centre with a reasonable variety of walls. Can get a bit crowded mind :(

There's also a rather large place in the Extreme shopping centre:
"" - (http://rock-climbing.ru/)
Never tried it myself (a bit out of the way for me) but looks excellent. They seem to organise trips too.

Good luck!

zaiac
17-05-2008, 11:58
Penelope and missannelk,

Thanks for the very useful info!
I am heading out to see a movie- haven't seen one in a while. I managed to read that some people are going to hemmingways tonight for a gathering. I may stop by there on the way back to the apt.
(to answer you missanne, I live near the Frunzenskaya metro- Red line)

I will give this forum a look over more in detail this weekend to see if I can answer some of my own q's.

Blessings

Lot's of ppl're going to bowling, some to the moscow walk.....There are lot's of things are happening today.

pjw
17-05-2008, 20:32
Hi James and welcome to forum. Youre right, alot of people here and a good way to make friends. Hope you feel good here and settling into Moscow life! Enjoy forum buddy! :D