If I ask you to name a city in Russia, which one would you pick? Moscow? St Petersburg? Good guess but no! Today, I'm going to write about my travels to a city that very few people, and even fewer Indians, have been to-Vladikavkaz, the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia. If you get a chance to visit Vladikavkaz, please don't pass it up!
How to get there
1. Since 4 of us work in New Delhi, we met there and took the Qatar Airways flight from Delhi to Doha, which took us about 4 hours. From there, it was Doha to the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, which took us another 5 hours
2. Our journey didn't end there. We had yet another flight-to Vladikavkaz! We boarded the S7 flight from Domodedovo to Vladikavkaz, Beslan
3. Yes! 2.5 hours later, we'd arrived at our final destination
4. The fatigue from the endless travel was entirely forgotten when we saw our gracious local hosts-the Ognevskaias-Alice, Anna and their father, at the airport to pick us up. The night ended in a huge feast at their home and a hike up the Caucasus the following day