India is 2.5 hours ahead of Russia. The flight was on time (The discipline starts here!) and we reached Moscow (SVO) @ 5.30 am (Moscow Time). Moscow has 3 airports; SVO, DME and VKO. As we moved towards immigration ; much to our surprise we see no sign boards in English.
After getting through immigration first thing you do is buy a sim card. At SVO Airport Terminal D there are two options for you. In the arrivals hall on level 1 there is TELE2 and at the departures hall level 3 you can buy a Megafon sim card. You can go for either of it, the cost is 750 Rub, the sim card is activated immediately.
All international airports in Moscow are connected to the capital's city centre via Aeroexpress.
All? Yes, you heard me right.
It takes 35-45 minutes to reach the city centre. The ticket can be purchased at the vending machine at the airport, it cost Rub 950 for 4 people.
Our stay in Moscow was at “Mary Popins”, near Novokuznetskaya Metro station, it was a very basic apartment. The best thing about the hotel was that it was bang opposite to the metro exit.
Moscow has awesome connectivity of Metro. You can book your stay anywhere in the city center.
Our apartment was 20-25 mins away from the “Belorussky Rail Terminal” and we were very keen on exploring the Moscow Metro, so we decided to take the Metro with all our luggage.
Our expressions were priceless when we entered the Metro. Not Describing it here as one should experience it rather than reading about it.
Now it’s time to travel to our destination and we were super confused about the Metro lines, due to language barrier and very less sign boards in English we had to struggle to find our metro. Finally, after taking some help of Google translator we could figure it out and reach our hotel.
1. Download the google translator it will act as savior for communication.
2. Buy metro card “Troika” at any metro station.