AVAILABLE JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST 2013. As cheap at it gets in Moscow, $90/night, $500/week, $1500/month, $3600 for the entire summer, with utilities and internet included! Right by Metro Alexeyevskaya, with easy access to city center, parks, ponds, bike trails. AIR CONDITIONING! Unlimited high-speed internet, printer. Direct from the owner. NOT A HINT OF LUXURY BUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ECONOMY AND FUNCTIONALITY THAT’S EXACTLY IT.
One bedroom. One double bed, one small fold-out couch, one child desk/bed. Sleeps three very comfortably. AIR CONDITIONING. Very respectable area, right by Metro Alexeyevskaya, 4 stops to city center, walking distance to Sokolniki and huge Moose Island park. Close to VDNKh and Botanical Gardents.
Unlimited high-speed internet.
Scroll down for photos of the apartment, its immediate neighbourhood, and the north-east end of Moscow.
Lots of positive feedback. Here just some of the notes left by Alexandra’s guests.
The Sokolniki park is 15 min. walk away.
Hotel Cosmos is one of area’s landmarks.
The Water Pumps Factory cafeteria where you can stuff yourself full with quality food for $7. I love these time capsules left from the Brezhnev days and recommend them to those who understand.
A typical menu, with prices, at one these столовая (stolovaya = table room)
You see what you are getting. Very simple to use even if you don’t speak a word of Russian.
The National Exhibition (VDNKh) is within walking distance and the Botanical Garden is not far either. This is the entrance to the Botanical Garden.
This young moose was found in the Sokolniki park about 15 min. walk from Alexandra’s apartment. Those attempting to take a close photo of them may get a swift kick, as I did when taking photos of the neighbourhood in March 2010. But that’s nothing compared to being chased by one of these. Seen that too. Never though a human was capable of such speed…
Back to the apartment. The living room. The couch on the righ folds out. Big enough for a 5’7″ adult, same as the child’s corner.
The TV tower. Realistically this is how it looks but the convention requires that I wait for a clear day to take a photo, and then further polish it with Photoshop. Sorry, being an old killjoy grouch I will present Moscow as ugly as it is, even at the risk of scaring off clients. [PASHA: DEMAND IS WAY DOWN, FUCK YOU REALISM, POST PROPER PHOTOS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. – JB
Another phallic symbol by the entrance to VDNKh. Not sure what it’s represents but foreigners will often go way out of their way to see this obsenity. Check your guidebook and let me know what this piece of metal is supposed to mean.
An aerial view onto VDNKh. And it is all yours, within walking distance, if you rent from Alexandra.
The Riga Train Station is another defining mark of the North-East district. Actually, three more trains stations are very easy to access from here. $50 and a night in a clean train – and you are in Vilnius. Recommended for visa runs but check first if the consulate in Vilnius will accept a visa application.
TO BECOME ALEXANDRA’S PRIVILEGED GUEST
BRING HER SOME PROPER PIPE TOBACCO
FROM THE STATES
OR SOME OTHER CIVILIZED PLACE!!
Another bribe she’ll gladly accept is Bokma from Holland. See http://www.unclepasha.com/wordpress/2013/01/25/bokma/