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Accra: A Day at Makola Market

by amit.uniyal 19. March 2014 08:01

Accra is the popular gateway into the African nation of Ghana. The capital city reflects images from a modern and well-developed society. It is nothing like some of us believes it to be. A progressive city, Accra is one of the most frequented cities in the African continent. The city has many admirers and travelers from different parts of the world flock to its premises each day. The Kotoka International Airport in the city caters to the travelers visiting here. The city is blessed with a few very beautiful natural and man-made attractions some of which include Lake Volta, Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Castle, and Labadi Beach. However, there is one place that none of the travelers should skip during their visit to the city and it is the Makola Market.

Mokola Market is situated deep in the heart of the lively Accra city. This market place is one of the most popular shopping districts located within the capital city’s limits. It is the one stop-shop for all the locals as well as the foreign travelers. Whether you are looking for fresh vegetables or meat, clothing, accessories, artifacts, gadgets, or livestock, this is just the right place to hit! The market is a mix of the old and the modern, where one can find something as mundane as food grains to as technologically advance as a Smartphone. Like its character, the market is flooded with people from different strata of the society, who at this point are united by common interests.

However, the uniqueness of this market lies in the fact that female sellers dominate the space here. The sight of women marketers calling out to their customers, and bargaining with them to sell their products at a convenient price is delightful. The picture is contrary to the belief that women in the country are suppressed.

The spectacular sight at the colorful market adorned with gorgeous jewelry made of handcrafted beads is magnificent! After all, where does one get to witness incredible African accessories? Other hot selling items here include imported food items, medicines, daily utensils, various apparatus, and footwear. The market is usually flooded with traders and buyers during the daytime. The best time however, to visit this place is early morning hours when it is relatively less crowded and people have just started swarming in.

The market has been ruling the heart of the Ghanaian people ever since it came into being in the year 1924. Until the August of 1979, it continued to serve the purpose of its existence when suddenly it was demolished. The then government believed a lot of banned items were being sold openly in the market and thus favored its destruction. However, today it represents the economics and an integral part of the everyday life in Accra. To this date, this market has featured on various travel shows depicting the true spirit of the city. While touring this chaotic market place one should not forget to relish the local drink named as Palm Wine. On one hand, you can utilize your marketing skills to bargain and shop to your heart’s content. On the other hand, you need to be aware of touts, follow market etiquettes, and of course beware of pickpockets and thieves!

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Frankfurt: A fascinating and captivating German city

by Richa 18. March 2014 08:27

Frankfurt is one of the most prominent cities in Germany. A popular destination in Europe, this city receives millions of visitors each year. It is fifth largest city in the country. It also serves as the financial capital of Germany and is a hub for world famous banking institutes here. The city entices businesspersons from all over the world to its premises. A global city, it is famous for various attractions that grace its limits. While the world knows this city at face value, there are many hidden facts about it as well. Let us uncover the other side of its gorgeous city in the form of compilation of lesser-known facts about Frankfurt below.

 
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Frankfurt am Main, Alemanha.
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Frankfurt is the city’s short name
Frankfurt is not the full name of the city of Frankfurt. The complete name of this German city is Frankfurt am Main. This literally means Frankfurt on the Main River. The city is also sometimes referred to as Main-hattan. This gorgeous city derives its names from the word frankfurter. Frankfurter in turn comes from frankfurter würstchen, which means pork sausages. These popular snacks were in the city from the beginning of the 13th century and became an inspiration so great as to name a modern city like Frankfurt!

It one of the best cities
in the world to live in
The city of Frankfurt is home to more than 687,775 people. Apart from the local residents, it attracts a large number of foreigners each year, who flock to the city in search of a decent living and a comfortable lifestyle. If the report by Mercer Human Resource Consulting Worldwide Quality of Living Survey is to be believed then this city ranks on number seven on the list of cities that sport greatest quality of living the world over.

Main Tower offers a breathtaking view of the city below

Travelers visiting the city must ensure a trip to the Main Tower. This tower is Frankfurt’s one and only skyscraper open to the commoners. The 650-feet tall building offers glittering glimpses of the breathtaking panorama of the city. One can enjoy a delectable meal with their loved ones and at the same time relish the spectacular sight of this world-famous city.

People do not drink tap water!
As bizarre as it may sound, the people of this thriving German city do not drink tap water. Though the taps are flooded with water, yet the locals opt to visit departmental or retail stores to pick their cans of drinking water.

Shopping at Street Zeil is rejuvenating

Street Zeil is a pedestrian district that is one of the most visited places in the city. It is also known as the Fifth Avenue of Germany, and is flocked by curious shoppers most of the times. This place is the mix of modern and the ordinary as it houses items from street vendors to chic and branded stores. This place is forever bustling with activities day in and day out.

People prefer bland food
The local residents have peculiar food habits. They are not fond of spicy food rather prefer to eat bland food. Another strange fact is that finding any Mexican delicacy in the city is a rarity.

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Amsterdam, Dutch capital is truly a city of incredible wonders

by amit.uniyal 14. March 2014 07:05

Amsterdam is a city of unique distinctions. The Dutch capital is one of the most preferred tourist destinations within the country and Europe. Known for its colorful history, vibrant architecture, gorgeous canals, multihued tulips, and unmatched beauty the city is also home to spellbinding facts. Let us read below to find out the different side of the main city in The Netherlands. 

 
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Amsterdam canals and parked bikes.
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The city is below sea level and may soon vanish
Touching down at The Amsterdam Schiphol Airport induces a sense of pride and pleasure among the travelers. However, what most of us are unaware about is the fact that the airport is actually below sea level! This airport is −4 meter or −13 feet below sea level. Watch out next time you hit the city premises. In fact, the whole city is 6.7 meters below sea level and may soon vanish into oblivion. Rising temperatures as a part of the global warming may cause the water levels to rise and engulf the city one day.

The city has more bikes than the people
If statistics are to be believed then the city of Amsterdam sports more than a million bikes. However, the strange fact is that the total number of people in the city consists of 700,000. This is interesting for a city as famous as this.

Amsterdam exceeds Venice in the number of canals
The Dutch capital is famous for its canals and the world believes it to stand second only to Venice in this matter. However, the shocking fact is that this city has more number of canals than the beautiful Italian city. There are over 165 canals adding to the glory and grace of this city, which is sometimes referred to as Venice of the North.

Amsterdam contributes to the beer-supplied the world over
The Netherlands is the world’s largest exporter of beer. The country supplies twice as much beer than the United States each year and is fast expanding on this front. The city has an active role to play when it comes to the popular alcoholic drink. About 1.3 billion liters of this drink is exported every year to other parts of the world.

People of Amsterdam are the tallest!
While the world knows that Dutch are extremely smart and handsome, some are unaware that the people of this city are very tall. On an average, a Dutch man grows up to 184 cm in height while a Dutch female attains a height of approximately 170 cm.

Amsterdam consumes coffee in large numbers
The people of this city are passionate about their drinks irrespective of alcoholic or non-alcoholic in nature. The people here are believed to be the second largest consumers of coffee throughout the globe. As per the statistics, one resident drinks almost 140 liters of coffee in one year. This means that on an average a resident would gulp down a minimum of 3.2 cups of the brewing hot drink each day!

Amsterdam is the city of polyglots
Amsterdam is known as the city of polyglots. About 86 percent of the residents are fluent in more than two languages. While they take pride in their skills, they are also critical of the ones who do not speak proper Dutch.

All those who wish explore this other side of the Amsterdam must book their cheap flights to Amsterdam with Fare Buzz today!

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The unknown and intriguing facts about Madam Tussauds

by amit.uniyal 13. March 2014 05:13

Madam Tussauds is one name that travelers to the city of London are familiar with. While the world is aware of the fact that the popular wax museum is one of the striking and popular attractions in the British capital, there are many intriguing facts that the people are not aware of. Established in the year 1884, this place houses life size wax structures of popular celebrities including Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Kate Winslet, Amitabh Bachchan, Spider Man, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Diana, David Beckham, and Barack Obama. While there is a lot of mystery and fascination, surrounding the museum let us look at some of the little-known facts about this museum. It has branches across 14 cities in the world including New York, Berlin, Sydney, and Hollywood.

Madame Anna Maria Tussaud was for real
Though the world knows about this place, what most of us are unaware about is the fact that Madame Anna Maria Tussaud was a house cleaner for Dr. Philippe Curtius. He used to make wax models to demonstrate anatomy and it is here that she picked up the art and become more famous than her mentor in the future.

The statues use real human hair
Though the statues at this museum are made of wax, what most of us do know that the hair on them is real. Yes, the hair on these statues including head, mustache, beard, and eyebrows is human hair. What’s more interesting is that the hair needs to be shampooed and styled regularly! In the year 1996, the staff was shocked to find that Hitler’s hair had actually grown and required trimming urgently.

Visitors do leave behind their items
Staffers at the museum are amazed to find different items left behind by the visitors. Among other things, some of the most intriguing items found at the museum include false leg, and 123 pairs of artificial teeth. These items have been discovered in the last five years!

A bomb ripped through the museum in 1940
In the history of the museum, unfortunately a bomb ripped through the property in the year 1940. More than 350 head casts were damaged in the attack, thus leaving the museum with additional workload.

Ozzy Osbourne scared the visitors
John Michael Osbourne, the famous rock star and TV personality popularly known as Ozzy Osbourne, once scared visitors. On a trip to the New York branch of the museum in 2010, he decided to pose as a wax statue and had the unsuspicious visitors screaming in fear. He posed on a bench and when a few gullible visitors stopped by for a photograph, he jumped up to scare the hell of out them!

Mother Teresa refused to be immortalized in wax
Mother Teresa was once approached by the Madame Tussauds Museum for her wax statue. However, to the horror and shock of the authorities she refused blatantly! She argued her work is more important for her rather than her physical self. She is the first in the history of the museum to refuse the museum to be immortalized in wax!

Wait no further. Just go ahead and book Cheap Flights to London now and visit Madam Tussauds mystery land!!!

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Paris is a city of different facets and unbelievable credentials

by amit.uniyal 12. March 2014 08:25

Paris is a city that needs no introduction. The French capital is one of the most frequently visited cities in the world. The world knows Paris as a city of love, fashion capital of the world, city of bikes, and city of lights. A metropolitan know for its iconic landmark Eiffel Tower a multicultural, vibrant, and incredible lifestyle, culture, and cuisine. Located on the banks of the River Seine there are several breathtaking locales worth a visit here. To the outside world Paris is a city of fun and frolic, however, there is a different side to the French capital. Let us delve into the different side of this gorgeous city and uncover some unconventional truths about it.

Paris was named after a tribe that once settled here
The city derives its name from the Gaul tribe of Parisii. The tribal community settled here long time back thus giving the name to a city, that was to become so famous in the future for many reasons.

Paris boasts of maximum number of Michelin star restaurants
The city is in love with food and offers a haven for food lovers from across the world. Its love for food reflects from the fact that in year 2010 it consisted of 95-Michelin star restaurants. This is the highest number of the star studded restaurants in a city worldwide! The locals may not find it too fascinating however, it is great news for the ones who wish to turn to this city for a gastronomical feast.

Eiffel Tower needs high maintenance

The landmark structure decorating the premises of the French capital needs high maintenance. The tower needs to be painted once in every seven years. Weighing about 7000 tones, this mammoth structure requires 50 tones of paint for a fresh quote. However, the most intriguing fact about it is that it was to be dismantled and sold as scrap post construction!

Paris has an extensive route for bikers
The city that once was flooded with taxis on its streets has now turned towards the eco-friendly mode of bikes. At present, it boats of an extensive network of over 270 miles of biking path. The city has decided to expand it further to a robust 435 miles by the end of the year 2014.

Nighttime photos of Eiffel Tower can’t be published without permission
Well yes, you read that right! You cannot publish nighttime photos of the iconic tower without the permission of the SETE, its operating company. For all weird and bizarre reasons, in 1990 the French court passed a ruling in favor of copyright protection act for the light stream pasted to it on its hundredth anniversary.

Paris is not the original capital of France
Believe it or not Paris is not the original capital of France. Under the Roman Empire, the city of Lyon served as the French capital. However, Paris was granted this coveted title under the rule of King Clovis in 508 A.D. The credit of making it the permanent capital goes to King Philippe Auguste who ruled between 1180 and 1223. Interestingly, when France was captured by Germany during the World War II, Vichy served as the French capital during the four-year period that lasted from 1940 to 1944.

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Experience Spanish wonders in the city of Barcelona

by amit.uniyal 11. March 2014 03:43

Barcelona is one of the biggest cities in Spain. It is also a prominent European destination. It is renowned for its scenic locales and breathtaking beauty. Besides, it ranks fourth in the continent behind only London, Paris, and Frankfurt as a viable destination to set up a new business venture. A multicultural city, it is also 48th most populated city in the world. A hub for local and international travelers, about 268,000 travelers flock to its premises each week. While the world knows it as a peaceful and fun loving city, there is a different side to it as well. Let us look at some intriguing facts about this plush and spectacular city.

Barcelona beaches are artificial
No doubt, that the city offers an incredible milieu for a perfect holiday, what most of us are unaware about is that the beaches here are artificial. No beaches existed in the city until the year 1992. However, since it was to host the Olympic Games that year, beaches were created. This was done to promote seaside as a leisure spot. Today, it boasts of a four and a half kilometers of sandy beaches that are a hit with all.

Barcelona drivers are amongst the worst in the world
Though the city is magnificent in every way, the fact of the matter is that you will have to watch out while driving around its streets. This is because the city is prone to accidents every nineteen seconds. If statistics are to be believed, Barcelona drivers are amongst the worst in the world. The accident rate here rises tremendously on the weekends when an accident is reported every ten seconds! Hence, it is advised to walk in the city than to risk your life at the wheels!

World Book Day is an inspiration from the city
St. Georges Day is celebrated with fervor and zest in this Spanish city. As a part of the tradition, each year people shower their friends and family with roses and books on this day. The United Nations took cue from this strange city habit with UNESCO declaring April 23 as the International Day of Books.

Street Portal de l’Àngel is a record setter
Unbelievable but true, Portal de l’Àngel is the most walked down street in the whole world. Reports suggest that about 3,500 people flock to this street every single hour thus setting a unique record of sorts. When in town, do not forget to come here for a stroll and become a part of history!

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is an unfinished church
The construction of Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, a Roman Catholic Church in the city began in the year 1982 and still remains unfinished! Antoni Gaudi, a famous architect, who worked on it until his death in 1926, designed this church. The work then progressed at snail’s pace and it is still under construction. The expected completion date is the year 2026, which also marks Gaudi’s 100th death anniversary. This church however, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Relax in Kingston upon Thames in the UK

by Richa 27. November 2013 05:41

Kingston Upon Thames is a popular tourist and shopping destination in the United Kingdom. Shopaholics can have fun and shop to their heart’s content. Others can indulge in food, attractions, beauty, and other interesting adventures offered.

Many places of interests in the city capture the attention of the travelers. Some of these include Chessington World of Adventures, Richmond Park, The Rose Theatre, Bushy Park, Ham House, Rameses Revenge, Hippodrome, Morden Hall Park, Kingsmeadow, Marble Hill House, Nonsuch Park, Kew Bridge Steam Museum, Kingston Museum, Kingston Rowing Club and Guildford Museum.

Travelers can plan a trip to the lovely Kingston Upon Thames depending on their preferences, choice, likes and dislikes. If the intention to visit the city is strong, then nothing else matters or acts as a deterrent.

The city is home to some of the notable restaurants. When in town one can step into amongst The Cocoanut, Roz ana, Thai on Thames, Bruschetta, Lebanese DeliCafe', Little China, Las Iguanas - Kingston, Akbar Tandoori Restaurant, Warren House Restaurant, The Oak, Stein's, and Mino, for a scrumptious meal.

Flybe, Ryan Air, EasyJet, British Airways, Vueling, Iberia, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Aer Lingus, and Lufthansa are some of the airlines that connect various destinations across the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States with London Gatwick Airport. Book a flight with one of these to escape into the charm of its gorgeous locales.

Travelers can find cheap hotels in Kingston Upon Thames. Some of the neighborhoods that house discounted accommodation include Washington Road, Kingston Hill, Beaufort Road, and Albert Road. You do not have to worry about your upcoming tour of the city. All you need to think about is relax and enjoy!

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Spotting the Spas in Phoenix

by Richa G 4. January 2013 03:36
Welcome to Spaland, Phoenix, a place where nature offers its best to nurture health spas that are not only appealing, but also functional; a place where the art of healing through spa therapy is perfected along with the commerce of attracting people to this art. It all started in the early 19th century when people flocked here believing the desert had powers to cure ailments like tuberculosis. This craze was capitalized by the Land of the Sun to make it the Land of the Spa it is today.

So where are the best resort and destination spas in Phoenix?

The Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort
Exquisite massages in private terrace suites with a fabulous view, the best of spa amenities, excellent service and innovative touches like a rain shower make the Alvadora Spa a favorite with locals and tourists. Whether you want your spa therapy in your special spa suite which has its own soaking pool and spa amenities or you want a relaxing massage done in the charming Alvadora spa with its private gardens and waterfalls, the choice is yours; but the satisfaction you get is guaranteed. Insider tip: try the Citrus Body buff and couples massage here.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
Make sure you book in advance to enjoy this ultra-luxurious spa resort. With its spectacular setting, unique architecture, meditation gardens and Watsu pool, the spa at Sanctuary Camelback is serious about its healthcare attitude. The resort also understands that the purpose of spa therapy is defeated when it is not accompanied by the right diet. The resort’s special spa cuisine rubs in this message; so don’t be surprised when you are offered a spa menu after your workout.

Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass
The flavor, essence and spirit of the Aji Spa are its Native American core. Experience wonderful therapies that come straight from the ancient American book of rituals; the massages and ingredients like red clay from the Gila River further enhance the experience. The ambience too is stunning and thoughtful with a completely private outdoor space for women.

Joya Spa, Montelucia Resort
The Joya Spa speaks of transformation, purification, self-discipline and meditation in its Spanish and Moroccan themed health temple. Traditional values on one hand, modern functionality on the other, make this a completely irresistible spa to visit and stay in. After soaking in the luxury of Hammam, enjoy the state-of-art equipments of Joya like the zero-gravity chair for your pedicure, a dancing massage table and jade massage rollers.

Golden Doors Spa at the Boulders
Should you opt for Pilates, Yoga or Tai Chi for your body rejuvenation? Why don’t you ask the in-house astrologer at the Golden Doors Spa at the Boulders resort? With Group Shamanic experiences, talking tree readings and Hopi medicine wheels, you will be forgiven when you wake up in the midst of your spa massage and think you are in the sets of the movie Avatar.

Plenty of spa options ranging from affordable to posh, each offering its own signature touch and a completely different experience in Phoenix; try at least one of these options for a truly refreshing holiday.

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Five Places to Take a Nap in Munich

by Richa G 2. January 2013 03:36
Does this make sense? Of course, the best place to take a nap during a holiday would be in a soft bed in your hotel; and since Munich has plenty of these, why bother? Because Munich gives its visitors the opportunity to take a nap in places other than its hotel beds! When you consider the jet lag, stress of traveling and just the pleasure of a holiday nap, why not? Discover the places in Munich where you can grab a quick twenty winks to get refreshed in the middle of a holiday.

Napcab Sleeping Cabins
Your own private sleep chamber amidst the bustle of a chaotic airport. Is that possible? It is in Munich! The Napcabs in the non-public area of Terminal 2 near gates G06 and H34 offer welcome respite from the crowd and noise for just € 15 per hour during the day and € 10 per hour at night. This is a blessing especially if you have to wait for long for your departure flight or for a transit flight. Apart from a bed, the nap cab also provides a work desk, music station and internet. It's like a mini hotel in the middle of the airport.

Englischer Garten
Find your favorite spot in this vast paradise and settle down for a relaxing nap with the sky as your canopy. Enjoy the beer, currywurst and pretzels along with a swim in the river; after all this, get back to sleep again. Nothing can be more relaxing than a sunbathing session in the Englischer Garten watching people strolling, lazing around, walking their pets, playing and enjoying the fresh feeling of being outdoors.

Enjoy snoozing in an igloo
You can't leave Munich without visiting Germany's highest peak Zugspitz. Though this peak can be covered in just a day, it will be lovely to stay here to enjoy the scenery, the weather and the activities the place has to offer. And when you have the option to stay in an igloo at the igloo village, how can you miss this opportunity? Curl up in your own private igloo which has a bathroom attached, enjoy the feeling of warmth in an ice-cold peak and savor the fondue and wine in your romantic igloo suite.

Drive to sleep in a car
If you liked the BMW Museum in Munich, you will love the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart. Just drive over to stay in this automobile themed hotel where all the rooms have their own automobile premise. In fact, the hotel itself is housed in an auto museum. Just don't be surprised when you wake up and find yourself sleeping in a car with a genuine looking gas station inside your room.

Nap by the pool
After a refreshing, long swim in a heated swimming pool, the best thing to do is doze off. Whether you choose the outdoor heated pool of Dante bad, the stylish, yet ancient atmosphere of the Volksbad pool or the calming sauna at Nordbad, Munich's public baths are just the right place for a nice swim, a massage and a nap. Find a quiet corner after your swim and drift away.

Doesn't this make Munich your "dream" destination in more ways than one?

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Save Money While Holidaying in the World’s Most Expensive City

by Richa G 1. January 2013 23:06
  lenin's mausoleum
The current resting place of Vladimir Lenin
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What was once one of the most elusive cities in the world is now very reachable except for the fact that its status has changed to the world’s most expensive city. Elusive or expensive, Moscow’s exclusive sights, history and attractions make it a lovely place to visit. So how do we save money while holidaying in the world’s most expensive city? Here are a few pointers.

Where to stay?
Moscow has plenty of places to accommodate travelers on both extremes of the budget; hostels as well as luxury palace hotels are happy to offer enough value for the rubbles they get. It’s only the mid-budget traveler who suffers for options in this pricey city. Even hotels with just basic amenities charge exorbitant rates for standard rooms.

However, remember, the rates quoted by hotels are usually negotiable, sometimes up to even 50%. Hotels outside the Garden Ring are also a lot cheaper than those within. Just book a place that’s close to a metro station and you can get to the city in minutes. Try the Izmailovo Hotel Complex, the Globus Hotel or the Sputnik Hotel for affordable options. Before you book your hotel make sure you can get a visit invitation from the hotel for your visa.

Move on the Metro
Most addresses in Moscow are complete only when they give the location of the closest Metro station. A lifeline for the locals here, the Metro is not just reliable; it's also a Moscow attraction on its own. Visit a beautifully designed central station to understand. Just figure out which train to take from which station and you'll find that you're armed with a cheap, yet delightfully simple mode of transport. Walking is another cheap, yet wonderful way to explore Moscow.

Places to visit
Start your tour from the Red Square where you can see the Lenin Mausoleum (free entry) and St Basil Cathedral; from there, proceed to see the Kremlin. If you just want to see the famed grounds of Kremlin, you can opt to get tickets for the cheapest exhibitions which are held at the Patriarch's Palace and Ivan the Great Bell Tower. If you want to see the armory, be prepared to spend more.

Visit the Gorky Park which is free to visitors and have fun strolling through the vast green space with its amusement rides, game booths and ponds. From here, proceed to the Tretyakow Gallery which proudly displays some of the best specimens of Russian art from the 11th to 17th centuries. Spend on tickets to this gallery as they are well worth the experience.

Moscow has plenty of old houses, churches, cathedrals, palaces, museums and galleries to visit. However, foreign tourists have to pay a much higher entrance fee to most of these attractions; sometimes more than double the local fee. If you have a local friend who can get you tickets, you can save on these costs; the only other alternative would be to learn enough Russian to buy tickets on your own.

The Old Arbat Street is a lot of fun with its unique Moscow feel; but make sure you just look around here. Don't be lured into buying anything here; you'll be paying much more than the actual cost of the souvenir or art piece.

Where to eat?
For breakfast, the chain of cafés Schokoladnitsa offers inexpensive pancakes with cherry jam, Russian porridge and juice. Elki Palki and Moo Moo are chain restaurants that offer inexpensive food with beer. The quantity and taste are good; try the Russian dumpling and Kvas. Moscow also has its own unique street food culture; try Kroshka Kartoshka, a baked potato dish, blinis and Morozhenoe, Russian ice cream and you'll wish you could bring all this back home.

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