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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ask the Frequent Flyer

Courtesy Of Ikra
Grigory Goldenzwaig, art director, Ikra club:

Favorite destination

"Stockholm -- it feels like home. Japan -- it's the most thrilling experience every time. New Zealand -- I was there only once, last year, and miss it badly already."

Favorite hotel worldwide

"I'm not too much into hotel travel but -- Nai Lert Park in Bangkok, Birger Jarl in Stockholm, and private apartment rental in the village of Manarola, Italian Liguria, ... many charming ryokans all over Honsyu, Japan. Sometimes disgusting hotels can also have their strange charm, such as the five-star hotels in Macau."

Favorite restaurant worldwide

"Rolfs Kok and F12 in Stockholm for great food, and Piastowska in Stockholm for terrible food and an amazing experience: the strangest combination. Actually, cute people and the best food come from the same countries: Sweden, Japan, Italy."

Best airport

"Singapore. And Helsinki: You understand why when you start off there and land in Sheremetyevo. That's why I fly from Helsinki to destinations other than Moscow -- I always try to avoid Sheremetyevo. Plus it's always been a sign of good style in Russia to prefer train to plane on short distances. The Moscow-Helsinki train is worth it completely. Doesn't work with Singapore though."

Which airline has the best food?

"Emirates. Try it! Unbeaten customer service."

What did you read/do on your last flight?

"Slept 24 hours from Las Vegas to St. Pete with breaks to change planes."

What do you always take with you when you travel?

"A sleeping kit, because I'm a devoted sleeper."


F12, Fredsgatan 12 (in the Royal Academy of Art), Stockholm, Sweden, (+46 8) 248-052,

Hotel Birger Jarl, Tulegatan 8, Stockholm, Sweden, (+46 8) 674-1800,

Piastowska, Tegnergatan 5, Stockholm, Sweden, (+46 8) 212-508

Rolfs Kok, Tegnergatan 41, Stockholm, Sweden, (+46 8) 101-696,

Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok, 2 Wireless Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, (+66 2) 253-0123,