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Adventures in Taxis, Walking [Dec. 7th, 2006|02:58 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick

My 5.8 km walk last night, since I failed so hard at taking taxis:

(whoops, wrong bridge!)

I knew I shouldn't have believed Edward when he said there were no Metro stations by his place. He lives in the frickin' center, where there's a Metro every couple blocks.

So what I should've done, walk to Киевская, taking Metro to Библиотек:[1]

[1] Unicode is fun. We didn't add it to LJ to let it go unabused.

From: ex_ex_mcm69
2006-12-07 11:15 am (UTC)
I think walking is fun :) It's more fun in smaller cities though, as Moscow and any other crowded cities tend to become a bunch of scyscraper blocks with some architectural stuff shadowed with the modern buildings. Towns like mine are much more interesting to explore IMO :-)
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[User Picture]From: sigizmund
2006-12-07 11:24 am (UTC)
Pretty long walk, huh? Do you feel safe in Moscow? (personally I do not, so I always try to keep as far from there as possible:))

P.S. weird to see Russian words in English-language post....
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-07 01:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel safe. Maybe I've just been lucky and avoided the bad areas, but I've been all over the center and seen nothing scary.
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[User Picture]From: w23
2006-12-07 05:45 pm (UTC)
Moscow is very safe place if compared to other Russian cities. Here in Novosibirsk (as in other cities that i had fortune to visit) i even look around if i'm about to use my cellphone (cellphones are very common nowadays, but are still "too yummy" for so called "gopnik"s -- simple street robbers)).
Things are somehow better in Akademgorodok where it's supposedly safe to use laptops, near NSU (with free wifi internet at unbelievable speed of 1..3kbyte/sec) for example, but it is still very uncommon.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-07 01:38 pm (UTC)
Probably when you speak Russian. :-)
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[User Picture]From: elzesser
2006-12-07 03:55 pm (UTC)
Are you in Moscow again? =)
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[User Picture]From: ems_viking
2006-12-07 07:24 pm (UTC)
а ты не говоришь по-русськи?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-08 07:00 am (UTC)
Not enough to be useful.
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From: ex_vyazovoi
2006-12-08 06:09 pm (UTC)
гыыы :))
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[User Picture]From: papa_vova
2006-12-07 09:47 pm (UTC)
It's great to take metro for a change, especially here. Besides, it's definitely safer in terms of keeping up with the schedule.

Though, BART is great, too ;)

Thanks for the LJ! Always wanted to say that :-)
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[User Picture]From: k48
2006-12-08 04:50 am (UTC)
Aha, and I guess the taxi driver himself wasn't speaking Russian very good :)) Most of them are from abroad (like Mexicans in the US).
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[User Picture]From: synthetic_girl
2006-12-13 10:02 am (UTC)
Usually the only words they know are numbers and "left turn here, right turn there" =)))
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[User Picture]From: nick_man
2006-12-07 03:22 pm (UTC)
Next time you to may hunt for some Часник :)
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[User Picture]From: nuzhnaya
2006-12-07 07:45 pm (UTC)
You don't like our Metro?))
Good walk)
I've had about the same in spring.)
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[User Picture]From: mart
2006-12-07 08:14 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: papa_vova
2006-12-07 09:42 pm (UTC)
«Калинина проспект», OMG :-))
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[User Picture]From: taral
2006-12-07 10:33 pm (UTC)
"I knew I should've..."

Did you mean shouldn't have?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-08 08:59 am (UTC)
heh, right.
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From: evan
2006-12-08 03:04 am (UTC)
BTW, how're you typing Russian? I've been thinking about extending my Arabic input bookmarklet (it even works on LJ!) to support other languages...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-08 07:01 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: flyingru
2006-12-11 10:34 am (UTC)
а по телефону такси нельзя было заказать? %)

how about 2 use your phone to call taxi?
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[User Picture]From: synthetic_girl
2006-12-13 09:59 am (UTC)
I usually walk 4-6 km with a camera in my hand almost every week-end. Moscow is a great place for walking and just thinking about something. And sometimes I even make good pictures on my way. And, by the way, I really don't reccomend you to use the Moscow metro alone :) What they use to do is draw yellow lines with orange and orange lines with red.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-13 04:12 pm (UTC)
I used the metro alone dozens of times without problems.... *shrug*

I would've liked to have my camera with me, but it's big and it was kinda liberating being free of it.
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[User Picture]From: synthetic_girl
2006-12-13 04:50 pm (UTC)
I've got a special bag for my camera, and I carry it along every time I go out for a walk. There's always a possibility of finding something interesting in the city :)

P.S. Love that userpic.
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