Welcome to the heart of the Soviet Empire -
You know that the Geezer normally eats street food while traveling. However, on this trip I am branching out a bit, particularly in Moscow.
Coming in at # 15 on the World's Top 50 Restaurants is White Rabbit.
The fourteen course tasting menu at White Rabbit lives up to its reputation. Intense flavors, textures ... quite an experience eating alongside Oligarchs.
As do the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, the GUM Department Store ...
I also enjoy spending time in Yeliseyevsky's Gastronom, a Baroque food hall
The highlight for me is attending a performance of Giselle at the Bolshoi. It is their 975th performance of that ballet since 1944.
There are actually tourists here. Chinese tour groups occupy Red Square. But few Americans.
The safest pedestrians on earth live in Moscow. In Russia in general you are not taking your life in your hands to cross a street.
The Moscow drivers are incredibly proficient in changing lanes and merging ... politely. There is none of the macho bullshit we deal with.
Moscow may be the safest big city I've ever visited. No concern at all in walking anywhere at night in the center. The same has been true everywhere we've been.
Try that in San Francisco, Nashville, Destin ...