They say about Moscow that it does not like the weak and slow. Indeed, the feeling that you are trying to snatch a piece from life often arises here.
4. Without a map, nowhere
In Moscow, it is almost useless to try to ask for directions: everyone is “not local themselves” and is totally busy – they have no time to stop. In addition, new road junctions always appear here, new and old driveways are opened and closed for repairs, construction zones arise that need to be bypassed. And the signs change endlessly, so it’s impossible to remember the way “through that restaurant”: in three months there will almost certainly be another one in its place.
5. High competition
They say about Moscow that it does not like the weak and slow. Indeed, the feeling that you are trying to snatch a piece from life often arises here. Dozens of people sometimes apply for one vacancy: imagine this in some Petrozavodsk. For places in kindergartens and in the parking lot, they almost arrange fights without rules, and snatching a good inexpensive rented apartment is a separate super-difficult quest. No time to relax.
6. Bad water
It is possible to drink tap water in Moscow with pleasure only if a high-quality filter is installed in the kitchen. The water here is hard, in some areas it has a yellowish “rusty” hue, which is clearly visible when you take a bath. Faucets and shower heads from it quickly become coated, and colored items fade with frequent washing.
Moscow is a city of show-offs: expensive cars without a silencer, daring antics for show, incomprehensible performances, and sometimes even demonstrative cruelty and neglect.
In Moscow, you need to try hard to find a quiet place. Thousands of cars on the roads, hundreds of human neighbors who either make repairs, or watch TV at full volume, or gather noisy companies, construction sites under the windows of apartments and offices – the noise is 24/7. Gradually you get used to it, as to the background, but doctors have long proved that the body is no better off from such addiction.
Moscow is a city of show-offs: expensive cars without a silencer, daring antics for show, incomprehensible performances, and sometimes even demonstrative cruelty and neglect. All this sometimes causes irritation and hostility both to the city itself and to the people who live here.
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9. Everyone comes to you
One has only to acquire their own housing in Moscow (although this is problematic due to real estate prices), as close and not so relatives begin to reach out to you in a string. Some – to see the capital, others – to stop somewhere before the flight, others – to settle the children for the time of entering the university or brothers and sisters for the period of employment. In general, the apartment turns into a courtyard. It is probably worse to live only in Sochi: there will be even more invited guests there and they will want to stay longer.