What comes to your mind when you hear about the country Russia?Large, immense, cold, crazy,once-friendly,vodka? Well in 2018, a new adjective has joined these stereotypes - football. Thanks to the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2018 which was hosted by Russia, Russian cities are witnessing an increase in foreign tourists both during the tournament and beyond it. Here is my story of 10 days in the Great Bear during the FIFA World Cup.
Me and 2 of my old friends after a lot of planning and preparation since past 8 months, finally boarded the Aeroflot flight from Delhi to Moscow during wee hours of 24th June. It is a 6 hour flight, which will fly over one of the most remote places on earth- Kazakhstan. I have flown part of this route before and wanted to catch the scenes when barren Central Asia opens up.