So I went to Moscow for New Years and had the BEST time. What a huge, lovely, absolutely bonkers city! We stayed in a hostel smack down in the middle of the city, right next to Red Square with bars and restaurants and clubs within walking distance. It was such a new experience for me to go on a trip without having done thorough research about stores or bars or areas that are "cool" to hang in and instead just completely go with the touristy flow. But with Russia and Moscow being so different compared to anything I've ever seen before, it didn't really matter. Everything was an experience.
I'm also so happy to have gone with the people I went with. Couldn't have asked for better friends. And to get to ring in the New Year with them <3 Started off 2018 on the best possible note.
Three tips if you're ever to visit Moscow (which I think you should):
Good Mood Hostel. We rented out a whole room since we were 8 people. So cheap and so much fun if you're just going on a party trip like we did and don't want to spend a lot of money or time on your accommodation.
Matroyshka Restaurant. The restaurant we went to for our New Years dinner. Delicious.
Mendeleev Bar. A really cool cocktail bar which we actually went back to. Danced in the new year here and had the tastiest Old Fashioned.