Moscow, Russia

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Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

Most of you would know from our instagram or facebook that Sanjeev and I are travelling again. We chose the most unexpected place to travel this time around – Russia. Most people wouldn’t dare to travel to Russia this time around because of the extreme cold. But we wanted to experience the ‘White Winters’ that Russia is (in)famous for. So here we are…and I am still trying to believe that we are here.

Our first stop is Moscow. It’s a gorgeous and a huge city. We are staying at the Raddison Hotel, which has gorgeous views of a flowing river and cityscape. But I’d suggest that you pick Four Seasons or Hyatt only because they are located right next to the Red Square. Red Square, Moscow is the central square and is very connected to the major points of the city.

Things we have done so far :

  • Adjusted to the winter chill..or we’d like to believe that. πŸ˜›
  • Visited Red Square and yet to see Kremlin from the inside.
  • Visited Gum and Tsum for some serious shopping heaven experience.
  • Spent some insaneΒ amount of money on grocery stores and taxis because Russia is sh*t expensive. It is probably one of the most expensive places we have been to so far.
  • Experienced the most stunning Metros here. They are seriously an experience.
  • Tried Georgian Cuisine. Bland. πŸ˜›
  • Strolled through the pretty ChristmasΒ markets. Most of Russia celebrates Christmas on Jan 7th, fyi. But still it gets pretty festive around this time of the year
  • Learnt a serious art of layering clothes. Nothing prepares you for this kind of winter. Just eat well and keep yourself warm.

Other than that, both Sanjeev and I couldn’t be more thankful that we are getting to experience this part of the world. We were worried that we’d regret coming here. But we are soooooo loving it. It’s so beautiful and festive out here. There is so much life in the city. There is a language problem here but people have been nice and helpful so far.

Enjoy some of the clicks Mr Hubs has captured so far. Cant wait to show you more and more of this place very soon. πŸ™‚

PS : It is snowing right now outside my window as I write this blogpost. πŸ™‚


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fav kind of shopping! : D
fav kind of shopping! : D
I am not sure if they blink as well. :|
I am not sure if they blink as well. 😐
foggy kisses! :D
foggy kisses! πŸ˜€
wait..what?
wait..what?
dashing through the snow. : D
dashing through the snow. : D
devils and angels. : P
devils and angels. : P
the red square, mocow
the red square, moscow
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Saint Basil’s Cathedral,
twin beauties!
twin beauties!
shopping discussions. : D I can literally talk to anyone. : P
shopping discussions. : D I can literally talk to anyone. : P
santa coming!
santa coming!
tourist in wonderland!
tourist in wonderland!
pluck your gifts! (gum)
pluck your gifts! (gum)
wait!  Let me show you my skill!
wait! Let me show you my skill!
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ice skating! : ))

 

my kind of shopping! : D
my kind of shopping! : D
coming through! : D
coming through! : D
ears closed! : P
ears closed! : P
a beautiful walk!
a beautiful walk!
happyy!!
happyy!!
postcards from russia
postcards from russia
happy-fun-fun-happy
happy-fun-fun-happy
the orange lady!
the orange lady!
you like my scarf?
you like my scarf?
glorious!
glorious!
foggy puffs!
foggy puffs!
christmas gifts!
christmas gifts!
a view to remmeber
a view to remmeber
see you soon!! :-*
stopping by!
view from our room!
view from our room!
always posing. the lipsticks is YSL kiss n blush 01 fuchsia
always posing. the lipsticks is YSL kiss n blush 01 fuchsia
italian from russians! : P
italian from russians! : P
christmas hut!
christmas hut!
gotta go crazy seeing the world with this one!
gotta go crazy seeing the world with this one!
who let this one out? : P:
who let this one out? : P:
some beetroot dish from georgian cuisine. blah!
some beetroot dish from georgian cuisine. blah!
white winter decoration
white winter decoration
icecream from bosco in Gum!
icecream from bosco in Gum!
first view of moscow metra
first view of moscow metro
another view- metro
another view- metro
until next time! : )
until next time! : )

Outfit Details :
Grey cape Coat, boots : Zara
Fur cape : Stephanel
white cap : Topshop
grey cap : Hallhuber
Bag : Chanel 2.55
Leather Gloves : Cos
Leather Jacket : All Saints

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36 Responses to Moscow, Russia

  1. Honey Sharma says:

    Everything is sooooo magically beautiful??..I know u hv heard it a gazillion times now bt still YOU both r very lucky to visit dreamy places like this all year around..u look like a kid in wonderland Rati..!!!so cute n gorgeous n mischievous at d same time..??

  2. Jaya says:

    You are as beautiful as Moscow. ?

  3. Vinnimeow says:

    Awwww.. You two look so happy together. Wish you keep travelling and keep loving. So much fun filles pictures, totally brought the festivities of Moscow to India..!!!
    Cheers. Have fun you two.! ?

  4. Ratiiiiiii you look amazing. The place looks reallyyy beautiful. <3

  5. Monika Madhwal Datta says:

    Beauuuuutiful! What a mesmerizing post Rati πŸ™‚ …the Christmas huts, giant gifts, the wintery feel and among all…you! Loved it!

  6. Poulami says:

    You look lovelyyyy… … Russia is sooo beautiful…..

  7. Shraddha says:

    Omg rati di u bought all my memories bck. Ys moscow is damm expensive. But its one of the mostbeautiful city in world. Enjoy ur vacation in russia

  8. Aru says:

    What an unexpected place to visit but not surprising since you both are both crazily adventurous..:):)..you live only once right??? .loved the pics. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year (in advance)

    • Rati says:

      yes you live only once and honestly that was the only thought behind this trip. we literally dared for this one and very happy about your decision. It is insanely cold but you know you got you experience it. :))

      wish you and your family the same aruna. mwaaahhh!!

  9. Sumera says:

    Hi rati. Russia… Very unconventional destination like Belgium. Well o know delhi is cold yet rawalpindi is such dry and merciless cold that it teaches you the art of layering the rough way. Just ask sanjeev sir to cover his head and ears

  10. sheetal says:

    Wooooowwwww Rati di … all the pics are so nice… and you to.. look like a little kid …. so sweeettttt πŸ™‚ <3 …. Awesome di … Russia is such a gorgeous place .. and your style sense is just awesome …. You both are lovely pair … Hope to get more and more pics from Russia … Lots of love :* <3

  11. jomol says:

    Babes, you look hotttttt in winter fashion!!!!! Happy Christmas to you Ms. singh and sanjeevji.:)

  12. Surabhi says:

    You look fab Rati. And Russia is stunning. I was there 3yrs ago. Stayed in Moscow for two days and spent 10 days in northern Russia but that was in July and the weather was very pleasant. I didn’t find Russians very friendly though..
    Your travel posts are such an eye treat.

  13. Naaz says:

    Rati di you can’t imagine how I was waiting for your post.. I rarely comment but I log in every time hoping to see your post, hoping to see you and sanjeev sir travel. I love every bit of your experience, the things u enjoyed, the things u hated, and my dream to travel the world gets more and more stronger and it makes me work harder. I hope and pray that I get someone, who loves me as much as sanjeev sir loves you.. May you both be together forever.. Amen..

  14. anuja says:

    Hi, you look gorgeous. and sanjeev and you look so perfect together.

    Sanjeev: completely out of context question,can you name few of your fave books? I remember reading once that you can read for hours.

    • Sanjeev says:

      Hi Anuja,

      I read a lot of business books these days so don’t get to pick up fiction much. But here are some books that you’d enjoy:

      Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy (complete series); Funny books
      Lust for Life/ Agony and the Ecstasy- Biographies
      Wilbur Smith’s Books- Adventure
      Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child- thriller
      Harry Hole Series by Jo Nesbo- Crime thriller
      Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand

      And a lot more but these you’d enjoy for sure.. πŸ™‚

      • Sumera says:

        Hi Sanjeev Sir! I am a book-aholic so this comment made my day. I wonder if i will be seeing you guys, or meeting precisely in Karachi someday :D. Addressing this comment to you because in my perception, you are the key idea initiator amongst the lovely couple… Honestly, I can’t travel for several reasons and i love when you guys do. I wait for that because then i travel with you two, i see the world through your clicks!

        • Sanjeev says:

          Thank you Sumera,

          I have a bad habit, since childhood, of reading when I’m eating so I still finish 2-3 books per week. It’s really a delight when you lay your hands on a book that you don’t want to put down. πŸ™‚

          Both Rati and I are idea initiators in our own fields; she in makeup and fashion, and I in blogging and business. So we have learned to work as a team. πŸ™‚

          The main secret desire of running Faux Pas is to inspire our readers to travel and dress up. To create that itch to go some place, wear clothes, and have fun. Hope you also get to do the same someday soon.

      • anuja says:

        Thanks Sanjeev. appreciated, couldn’t understand why people call you sanjeevji.you are totally cool. thanks again!

  15. Khushi says:

    Oh my my, what pictures. U took me to a dreamlike moment. keep them coming. i can imagine the super adventure witnessing the extreme weather, have fun you guys,

  16. Jagreeti says:

    This is beyond stunning Rati! Love every bit of the pictures ! Great photography by Sanjiv Sir!
    Enjoy your trip to the fullest!

  17. Nandini says:

    OMG this is literally winter wonderland! I grew up reading Russian folktales and fairytales so this is such a lovely post for me πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas, Rati! I’m sure you had a freezing yet fab time! What’s the shopping like, any local beauty brands you discovered?

  18. Neetu says:

    such gorgeous pictures, I never knew moscow is so so beautiful wow! kuddos to you guys for bringing the real beautiful world on our one simple click πŸ™‚ I am not sure if i wud ever see or visit all of these places but I do feel like I have seen so much of this beautiful world thru ur lens πŸ™‚ ultimate work ultimate place and wish you both many more beautiful ventures ahead!!

  19. Devie says:

    Was waiting for your new posts, and this was sooooo worth the wait. Lovely photos! I bet you fit right in with the other Russian beauties πŸ˜‰

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