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Having fun on Old Arbat street

Having fun on Old Arbat street

Client: Millie Ball & Keith Marshall
From: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Trip: 3 days in Moscow
Tour: Old Arbat street
Where: Near gifts shop "From Russia with Love"
Date: October 28, 2007

Millie Ball is a travel journalist who works in Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Louisiana, where in 2005 was terrible hurricane Katrina. She had been to Moscow three times previously (last time was in 1991, four days after the coup), but her husband, Keith Marshall, had not been in Moscow before. It is hard to explain how Millie was impressed by all changes in Moscow during last 16 years, here are her worlds: "It's a whole new world since the fall of communism in 1991"...

As an travel journalist, Millie liked to ask questions about everything (cultural life, politic, history and many personal questions), taking pictures (she took one day course from professional photographer, sorry I forgot his name) - by the way, during one sightseeing tour to the park of fallen sculptures I was able to learn one interesting photo shooting technique and going to post one picture from this tour very soon.

As about her husband, Keith Marshall, he likes very much art and he enjoyed to visit Pushkin Fine Art museum (Impressionists), Tretyakov Gallery (modern art).

They liked Moscow very much and I hope more than St. Petersburg, but actually it is not wise to compare such different and interesting cities, but here is appearing my pride for the city where I live and maybe as competition between two "capitals" in Russia :-)...

Recently Millie Ball posted at her blog two interesting stories with photos about her trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow giving her impressions about Russia, important information and wise recommendations for travelers who are coming fist time to discover Russia. Actually I think that this is very interesting information for all people who are curious about what is going on here, in Russia.

Here are recent stories by Millie Ball about her trip to Russia:
1. Moscow: 16 years later
2. St. Petersburg, Russia 16 years later

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Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide & Personal Driver in Moscow
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Last Edited: November 15th, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-10-28 at 10:22:22

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Fred Murphy Fred Murphy
From: USA
Date: 2010-06-28 13:42:38

We just returned from a Viking River Cruise from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. We were concerned about the limited time we had in Moscow, and the fact that we would not be able to see everything we desired. Also, considering that June 12 was a holiday we did not know how that would affect venue openings. We arrived in Moscow late afternoon on June 10, so that day was lost. This basically left us with only 2 days including the holiday.

We were truly fortunate to have found out about Arthur, and yes, all those glowing reviews are true. Prior to leaving home Arthur called us on our computer using Skype and we talked for 45 minutes about our Moscow plans.
Arthur made sure we saw everything we wanted to see and more! We were with him from 8 AM to 6 PM on June 11, and from 9 AM to 1:30 AM on June 12-13.

We travelled all around Moscow in his car, seeing buildings and monuments from every angle, stopping at those sites we wanted most to see, and those, which Arthur suggested. At the Kremlin, we saw all the Kremlin churches, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the changing of the guard. We also toured the Armory and the Diamond Fund. We even went back to Red square after it reopened at one AM to get a closer look at Saint Basil's illuminated. Among other sites, we visited the seven sisters, the GUM department store, the Arbat, Peter the Great monument, the victory memorial, multiple metro stations with their unique interiors, and the Tretyakov Gallery with site guidance and extensive commentary by Arthur. The Sergius Monastery was delightful especially as a service was in progress. On the outskirts of the city we visited the Novodevichy Convent and cemetery. On our last night, we ate at a Ukrainian restaurant and saw the Moscow lights by car and from Sparrow hill and Moscow University where we were expecting fireworks, which never materialized. The crowds however were exciting and the entire Kremlin, not just the towers, was ablaze for Russia Day.

We couldn't be more pleased with the attention and professionalism that Arthur demonstrated. He is knowledgeable about Moscow and Russian history, and is fluent in English. More importantly, he is a genuinely nice person who bent over backwards to ensure that we got the most out of our experience. He goes as fast or as slowly as his guests prefer. His fees are very reasonable, especially considering all the extras, such as photography that he provides.

Probably the best travel money we ever spent. You absolutely can't go wrong seeing Moscow with Arthur.