Moscow made easy
If you need to use public transport, get a card with multiple trips on it to save yourself the hassle of paying for each trip. Estimate how many times you will use it and you can always add more later if needed. Try to make a friend here before you come so they can show you around. Learn some basic phrases like "Hello," "Excuse me," "Thank you," etc. This city felt very safe but can be hard to navigate on your own. Pay attention to street signs and look to police to help guide you.
Insider Tip:Stay within walking distance from the Red Square and do not buy fast food. It may be cheap in America but it is expensive here. You are better off enjoying some more traditional meals that are less expensive or the same price. Trust me- Russian food is good. Also, bring cash and convert it. Many places it is difficult to use a card so do not make more trouble for yourself. Also, only half the people I came into contact with spoke English. Try to know exactly where you need to go and do not rely on asking lo