During winter time there are a few downhill skiing slopes and lifts at Vorobievy Hills. Some years ago the chair-lift was built there. The thing is that the lift is working not during the winter only but also at summer time when a lot of people come to the Vorobievy Hills view point. For those of you who are not going to ski here but would like to vary your walk I would recommend to go down the hills by this lift: the view to the Moscow is great (that is why I'm advising to go down, not the opposite way) and you may enjoy it while your legs have a break from walking :)
Everyone in Moscow is a taxi. Stick out your hand and someone will stop. Tell them where you want to go and they'll tell you the price. It is probably going to be the cheapest taxi ride you'll ever take. I lived in Moscow for a year and never had problems doing this.
Moscow has many wide streets (such as Novay Arbat) and any attempts to cross them are just mad. They are packed with cars (and sometimes horses) and the drivers certainly don't look out for pedestrians safety.
The safest way to 'cross' the roads is by using underpasses which are everywhere. In addition to underpasses, some Metro stations have multiple exits which also allow you to 'cross' roads safely
If you know enough Russian to flag down 'street taxis' (as opposed to the yellow cabs) or want to use trams, it's handy to have either coins or small notes (10's or 50's) as sometimes changing 100's or 500's can be a problem. A typical tram ticket will cost 7 roubles.
It is worth to take a river trip along Moskwa River. You will see many famouse spots in Moscow from river side: Kremlin, New Maiden Convent, Moscow University, Moscow City and many other places.
This photo was taken via mirror on board of a ferry. ;-)
If you're staying at the Hotel Rossiya, everything is within walking distance, so I didn't use any taxi's.
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Try the river Cruise there are a few piers and you can get off and on the whole cruise would take about 2 hours if you stay on , Its a good to relax and see the city
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