Suppose this page has outlived its usefulness. 15 years of clutter is more than what can be kept on one site without creating confusion. Each project now has a separate site. On a new interactive WordPress platform too!
THIS OLD WWW.UNCLEPASHA.COM WILL ACTS AS AN OVERALL INDEX. I MAY ALSO POST ANNOUNCEMENTS HERE THAT RELATED TO ALL PROJECTS OR NONE OF THEM.
Please follow links below to specific projects.
Budget or downright cheap accommodation in Moscow. Rooms, apartments, usually direct from hosts and landlords whom I know personally. See www.cheap-moscow.com Comprehensive traveller support, from pre-trip advice to invitation/registration to Moscow orientation etc. etc. is also there.
Cheapness enthusiasts may find $25/night rooms, “room in exchange for English” type offers, unusual options like accommodation in a camper. But if it is not there is is not available. I have nothing on my sleeve. The best I can recommend is that you post your offer on my board or see if you can find anything useful in my Recommended Russian Travel and Living resources.
See www.moscowdrivers.net for my small collection of private English-speaking drivers. These guys will meet you at the airport, answer questions, stop at the bank and at a store or do whatever it takes to make your landing in Moscow soft. One flat fee of $80 includes parking, waiting, and a no-rush ride to wherever you are staying in Moscow. The ride between Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo is $140.
The dacha experience and horse riding are now in Dima and Alla’s capable hands But I’ll of course step in remotely or in person if necessary. This project fits in nicely with the Moscow to Saint-Petersburg through small towns and villages concept. I usually do that myself. If you opt for camping mode it can be inexpensive too.
For a while I’ve been keeping track of stuff of interest to vegetarian travellers to Russia. A summary of it will probably find its final resting place in Uncle Pasha’s Guide to Moscow.
Stuff for Russian bride seekers will move to Business and personal support services. Advice, scam control, discussion of alternatives to dating agencies, even a few women up for grabs from among my acquaintances will be there.
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