Category Archives: Moscow

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

What Does Finland, Italy, New Zealand, and Russia have in Common?

No, it’s not the beginning to a bad joke. Besides being four countries where we offer amazing luxury apartments, they made Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Lists for the best places to travel in 2017. We couldn’t agree more! Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2017: Top Cities Pistoia, Italy is rated sixth on Lonely Planet’s list for recently earning the title of Italy’s Capital of Culture. Moscow, Russia falls in at number nine for its new construction, better public transportation, and hosting ... read more

Who Else Wants to Visit Moscow in March?

Winter lingers in Moscow just a little longer, making March a magical time to visit. Just remember to bring your warm winter clothes and prepare to experience Russian culture. The Moscow Maslenitsa Festival While the exact timing changes every year, March often welcomes The Moscow Maslenitsa Festival. This is the Russian equivalent of Mardi gras or Carnival and is a delightful festival held in the Red Square. Traditional dancing, log contests, sledding, bonfires, fireworks, and food make ... read more

Looking East.

We've been busy these past few months finding the best apartments in some of the most exciting destinations in Europe. We're constantly meeting great owners in hospitable towns on the eastern edge of Europe and we'd love to introduce you to our new favorite places: In Ukraine, we're open in Kiev, Odessa, and Lviv. Kiev is of course an exciting capital city hosting lots of business travelers, government and non-governmental workers and other curious visitors.  Odessa is the Pearl of the Black S ... read more