Where is it?
The district is one of the most sought after in Moscow – that’s what realtors say: close to the sights and close to nature.
The Troparevo park is at my doorstep, seen from the balcony.
The other balcony opens in the direction of the Moscow University. This is generally an academic neighbourhood, three higher schools in the vicinity, plus the International relations institute and the Medical academy - provides a safe atmosphere of intellectual existance and cultural diversity.
The Gorky park and a rare open-air swimming pool – 15 minutes by metro.
The metro tellers – the station is very close, too – are now required to speak English.
Four banks on your way to the metro – though you needn’t really change money, most busineses take plastic cards. And I will supply you with two Troyka transportation cards, they are handy.
Three supermarkets at the door, two more within 5 minutes’ walk, one 7d/24 h, plus a farmers’ outlet; cards accepted everywhere.
Useful services – all in the apartment block opposite mine:
Shoe repair, clothes mending, watch repair, photo studio, general printer/scanner/text processing, dry cleaner and laundry. So cheap with the new euro rate, that you can bring things to mend with you! Open basically 10 – 20, weekend 10 – 18 (to be checked)
Beauty parlour 9 - 21
Pharmacy and ophtalmologist’s shop 9 – 22, another 7d/24h at the metro station
A few pharmacies, beauty parlours and cafés further along the street.