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Ryan James Grieco

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a knowledgeable and super cool guy who can get along with anybody

Moscow
My story

I moved to Moscow in late 2015 after graduating university--specializing in Russian history. I've lived here ever since, and there's virtually nothing about crazy Russian culture that I don't find interesting. More people need to learn about it, because it isn't anywhere as mysterious and foreign as people think.

What do I do here?

I'm a 26-year-old American. I have only ever worked a real job since living here, so it was quite the difference than simply being a university student. I do copy and content writing for an IT company based here and I teach English as well (the cliched expat professional)

What's the best of my city?

It's such an international city that you can really find anything here. Outside of Asia, Moscow is one of the 3 or 4 biggest cities in the world. It's got the distinct Russian-ness to it, but also plenty of wide-spread appeal to those who may be intimidated by Russia. The Theater scene is world-class, the food scene is vibrant and diverse, and because the city is so gigantic, there are dozens of notable points of interest.

My tours secret sauce

You're seeing Russia through the eyes of a fellow non-Russian, but one who has made a life here, so I can see both sides of the coin, so to speak. I am quite the foodie, so no matter what landmarks/places we go, you will have a full stomach and plenty satisfied taste buds seeing the city with me. Likewise, if you like politics and political jokes, I'm your man.

Interests
Museums
Places of Interest
History
Bars and Restaurants
Nature and Parks
City photo
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