JFK-SVO (Moscow) $524 all-in Round trip!

Looks like Delta airlines is offering round trip flights from JFK to SVO (Moscow) for $524 ai some dates in March and April!
This is so damn cheap that I would book it now! I always wanted to check out Moscow.

The beautiful and amazing St.Basil’s Cathedral, the tasty Shinok restaurant, Gulag History Museum, and much more.

St. Basil’s Cathedral

“At the southern end of Red Square, framed by the massive facades of the Kremlin and GUM department store, stands the icon of Russia: St Basil’s Cathedral. This crazy confusion of colours, patterns and shapes is the culmination of a style that is unique to Russian architecture.” – Lonely Planet

I wonder if the opening theme of Tetris is a picture of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Shinok

Shinok is not your typical fancy restaurant.  You walk in and it looks like a scene from a movie during medieval times.  However, the food is great, the service is exceptional, you will see haystacks, milkmaids, chefs and you can’t help just loving the different culture.  Make sure you don’t get the wine since it’s over priced.

Gulag History Museum

“In the midst of all the swanky shops on ul Petrovka, an archway leads to a courtyard that is strung with barbed wire and hung with portraits of political prisoners. This is the entrance to a unique museum dedicated to the Chief Administration of Corrective Labour Camps and Colonies, better known as the GULAG. Guides dressed like guards describe the vast network of labour camps that once existed in the former Soviet Union and recount the horrors of camp life. Millions of prisoners spent years in these labour camps, made famous by Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s book The Gulag Archipelago. More than 18 million people passed through this system during its peak years, from 1929 to 1953, although many camps remained in operation until the end of the 1980s. The gulag became a chilling symbol of political repression, as many of the prisoners were serving time for ‘antisocial’ or ‘counter-revolutionary’ behaviour. The museum serves as a history lesson about the system, as well as a memorial to its victims.” – Lonely Planet

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