"Moscow in Summer" General advices Tip by Maria81

General advices, Moscow: 28 reviews and 16 photos

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Despite the usual snowy image of Russia, summers in Moscow are hot, usually upwards of +25, and frequently over +30. Hence, pack plenty of summer clothing - especially as cheaper fashion such as, say, H&M, is harder to come by. And, in general, Moscow is expensive where clothes are concerned, designer or not. Comfortable shoes are again a must, but there's no need for strictly 'outdoors' clothing. Have something sensible for church visits (ladies should have a skirt and a scarf, ideally).

If you are planning on going out, it's very much 'dress to impress', especially in the city centre, so you may want to think through your outfits (posher places can have pretty strict dress code/door policy)

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can buy everything, but it may turn out to be more expensive than at home.

Photo Equipment: Camera and memory cards, naturally. There are no special lens recommendations, but a tripod will come in handy if you're seriously into photography. If you forget memory cards, they can be bought quite cheaply in pc stores so not a big issue (but don't necessarily count on being able to find them right by the site you're photographing as was the case in Rome, Paris or London for me.

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: No real need for these

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 26, 2011
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