Travel Diaries | Vlog – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

In this post, you will find all our videos from our trip to Russia. Our trip was 15 days long and we have tried to cover the trip in details. Hope you will like the videos and start plan your own football travel very soon. See you in Qatar 2022.

Ep 1 | How Russians Helped Two Indians Travelling From Delhi To Moscow During FIFA WC 2018

Hello everyone, We started our journey from Delhi to Moscow for the FIFA World Cup 2018 on 25th June, 2018 from our friend Prithwiraj’s place in CR Park. We travelled via Air Astana and had a layover of 3 hours at Astana, Kazakhstan. We encountered a very warm response from Russian people from the moment we reached Moscow. Here is our experience of the 1st day of our trip to Russia. How Russians treated Indians, special arrangements made for FIFA World Cup, how we got Russian Currency etc.

Ep 2 | A Perfect Day In Moscow During FIFA World Cup 2018| Red Square| Football Park| Uzbek Food | Fan Fest

This is our first day in Moscow. Football fans from all over the world had come to support their team. We enjoyed our time at Red Square. The FIFA football Park at Red Square was amazing. Many fun activities happening inside. We had our dinner at an Uzbek restaurant named Chaikhana with our friend Mitali. Experienced Uzbek food for the first time. Verdict – Excellent. From there we visited the Moscow FIFA Fan Fest.

Ep 3 | The Day We Experienced The Champions At Luzhniki Stadium – France Vs Denmark FIFA WC

WELCOME TO OUR MATCHDAY 1

Denmark vs France We left our hostel at 9 AM with the plan of roaming around the city and eventually reaching Luzhniki Stadium for the match at 5 PM. We saw the Bolshoi Theatre, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Gorky Garden, all in or around the Moscow City Center and then reached Luzhniki Stadium at around 3 pm. The ambiance outside the stadium and inside of it was electric with non-playing teams fans also enjoying the atmosphere with beers by official sponsor of FIFA WC 2018 Budweiser, activities outside the stadium and Loud Music. The match was a goalless draw (0-0), the only one in the tournament but the experience was amazing. Both the teams were through to the next round. After the match, we came back to the Hostel for our backpacks and started towards the Vnukovo Airport to catch a flight to Kaliningrad for England Belgium match.

Ep 4 | Kaliningrad – A Russian City Far Away From Russia During FIFA World Cup 2018

We reached Kaliningrad by UTAir at 3 AM in the morning. Slept at the airport waiting area till morning. Took a bus to the city beautiful quite town. Our accommodation was great this time. cooked some good food and watched the match between Brazil and Serbia at the FIFA Fan Fest. A day well spent.

Ep 5 | England Vs Belgium | Arena Baltika FIFA WC 2018 | Kant Island | FC Zenit & FC Spartak Rivalry

We had a Quick Breakfast and headed towards Kant Island to Visit the Konigsberg Cathedral. This is one of the most popular tourist spot in Kaliningrad, Russia. We had to change our accommodation on the match day. The hostel we stayed at was packed. Luckily we got an apartment near the Kaliningrad Stadium (Arena Baltika). Though many big names were not present in the game. We enjoyed the match extremely. Belgium won the match 1-0. While returning from the stadium we saw the rivalry between fans of FC Zenit and FC Spartak. Overall it was an eventful day.

Ep 6 | Russian and Indian Playing Basketball Against Chinese | Amber Museum | Exploring Kaliningrad

We started the day a bit late. Still hungover from last night’s match. We were heading towards our new accommodation in the city center. We found a basketball court on the way. Couldn’t resist ourselves, played for sometime. In the afternoon we visited the Amber museum and Yunost park. We had a couple of beer there. Chatted about everything under the sky. All in all, had a great time.

Ep 7 | Zelenogradsk and Curonian Spit | Russian Girl Enjoys Bollywood Song

This day we visited Zelanogradsk and Curonian Spit. We took a bus from Kaliningrad to Zelanogradsk. Spent some time there and went on the national park Curonian Spit. Overall a wonderful day spent before we head towards our next destination St Petersburg. We met a Russian girl at Curonian Spit who enjoyed Bollywood music.

Ep 8 | How A Russian Treats An American And Indians | Google Translate | Reaching St Petersburg

In this video, we share our conversation with a very kind Russian guy and American Girl who was at Kaliningrad to watch football. The video also has one of our cooking sessions. In the second half of the video, you will see our journey to St Petersburg from Kaliningrad. Russia was playing the historic match with Spain. The penalty shootouts were going on while the plane we were on reached the runway. The Pilot waited for the match to get over only then the plane took off. What an amazing experience.

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