I arrived yesterday in Moscow for a 1 month trip with my wife. We're staying at her parents, so no money will be spent with hotels.
We came from Brazil to Spain by Iberia. The flight was VERY tiring, I couldn't sleep at all. They don't have mini-TV's for each person, just like 3 monitors on the roof of the plane and some radios, very 90's. The crew was ok, not good as KLM but still ok. At the airport in Madrid we had some trouble to get the connection, because the S7 "kiosk" is behind imigration, and my wife couldn't pass because she's russian. We waited there for 30 minutes and the Iberia crew solved it out for us. Madrid's airport is huge, and very beautiful!
Then, the circus started. We came to Russia by S7 (Siberian Airlines). We had to wait 1 hour for the plane to get ready. After that, there was a woman just behind us with a DOG! A POODLE! Barking all the time! The service is worse than Iberia, it seems like they don't wanna speak english with you, so my wife asked for everything for me. The pilots seem also not very "carefull" with the plane, you can notice when they take the "wheel". Also, the seats are very close to each other, so you can't strecht your legs completely (in Iberia you can). Well, I can't complain because the flight tickets were VERY cheap (I payed about 485 dollars for the round trip São Paulo -> Madrid -> Moscow -> Madrid -> São Paulo), but anyway, just so you guys know.
The weather in Moscow is great now, 34ºC yesterday. Today it was raining a little bit, but now is warm. =) I've already seen people spitting and shouting in the streets, so I know I'm in Moscow =P (just kidding guys, don't be offended! =P).
I hope to enjoy the city while I'm here. Last year I've been to the Red Square, Kremlin, Park Pobedy, Tverskaya, Tretyakov Gallery, an exhibition of ice statues (VERY impressive), the Lokomotiv's stadium, etc. Do you guys have any suggestions for me? We're going to Park Gorkovo, a cat circus.... and I don't know where else!
I'll also try to study russian while I'm here, I'm already on intermediate level and I can understand about 20/30% of what my wife and her parents say to each other. I wanted to do an "intensive" russian course, if that's not too expensive, because we can't spend much in this trip. So, if you know anyone, please give me the contact (e-mail, Vkontakte page, whatever).
Спасибо вам! Пока пока! =)