Travel Blogs from Kazan, Russian Federation

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With moments like these..., Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

With moments like these...

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... easy for you." I mumble, "you've spoken Russian all your life and I need all my life to understand Russian."             --Getting on a bus with 200 people on it (I'm not kidding) and being felt up by complete strangers... koshmar!  ...

Stranded, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Stranded

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

I told you guys that I went to Moscow and found out that someone had jacked my card.  Well, I called the bank from Moscow ($60 US) to try to get them to send me another one and they said no problem.  A few weeks passed and I haven't received it ...

Night at the Ballet, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Night at the Ballet

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... The Nutcracker to boot) in Russia....  I mean, how cool is that?  This was not some hokey flea bit ballet; this was a Russian ballet that was performed by real Russian dancers.  I can now die happy.  All my desires have been fulfilled. ...

Three days of Tatarstan, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Three days of Tatarstan

A travel blog entry by aerotrevel

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... of 1.1 million, is the capital of Tatarstan, which is said to be one of the most nationalistic Republics inside the Russian Federation, with a muslim population and even its own language. Some signs in city are in both Tatar and Russian ...

Three Girls and a Guy, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Three Girls and a Guy

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... talk about the amazing night we just had.  We stopped in Tykai Park and took some pictures, marveled at how beautiful Kazan is at night covered in snow and then felt sad because of the short time that we have left.              I ...

Reality Sets In, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Reality Sets In

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... move I made, my friend Liam had the worst night ever. I can't even complain about my day in comparison with his. Let me explain. Russian men (or boys.. whichever way you wish to look at it) tend to like to fight each other. If you don't believe me, ...

Last Week in Kazan, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Last Week in Kazan

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... freaked me out a little.  Anyway, the hockey team had terrible cheerleaders and cheesy games, but I wanted to see real live Russian hockey, I mean, if they are dirty players over here, can you imagine how they play in Russia? Soon the match began and I ...

Kazan', Kazan', Russia travel blog

Kazan'

A travel blog entry by sonyann

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... ;            *** An meinem dritten Tag im gemuetlichen Kazan - Hauptstadt der Republik Tatarstan - kehren die Jungs von ihrem Marsch zurueck und wir haben ploetzlich leichten Cochsurferueberschuss. ...

Volleyball  Part Deux (Can you believe it?), Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Volleyball Part Deux (Can you believe it?)

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... .  We met through church and he is here to do mission work.  He teaches a series of Bible lessons and also teaches Russian children the art of American football (which he uses that opportunity to spread the Word as well.)  He is an amazing ...

Kazan, Russia: What??!!, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Kazan, Russia: What??!!

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... feeling that I had in this moment the sensation of holding in your hand letters that were written in such an important time in Russian history. Most men were entrenched in war and the war was on their soil and in their homeland and women were picking up ...

How to Fail at an American Breakfast, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

How to Fail at an American Breakfast

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... your friends to eat. Handy note: I do not condone the eating of twenty greasy fried potato globs. I also do not know the Russian equivalent for 911 when you have a heart attack. It's probably better that way...hospitals in Russia are the reason for the ...

It's a Religious Experience!, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

It's a Religious Experience!

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... learn something new, and we were not to be disappointed.  Fridays are the days that we have Tatar History class, which is all in Russian, but before class we have an hour and half window.  So Liz and I decided to go to the train station and get ...

First Snow, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

First Snow

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... the word, "what?!!"  I guess the thought of winter without snow is enough to cause a complete brain freeze for a Russian.  Good to know.             Iilka then came into our room later on in the evening.  Apparently, she had been ...

Stanford Takes over Kazan!, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Stanford Takes over Kazan!

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... over (at least Hope yelled over) and asked if they were Americans.  I have to say that the number of Americans in Kazan probably equate to the number of students from UNCG plus the three others that we know from other universities, so the idea of ...

Poolhall junkies, Kazan, Russia travel blog

Poolhall junkies

A travel blog entry by ensio

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... Pyramidista. Peli oli erittain haastava ja sainkin kattavan opetuksen lyontiasentoni virheellisyydesta.   Paikan johtaja oli Russian Pyramid-ammattilainen joka valmensi Alsua ja kuulemma tunsi Juha Miedon. Hiihtanytkin hanen kanssaan Pietarissa. ...

Politics and Iilka, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Politics and Iilka

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... , but I would be afraid the big bad men would come and take me away but I think that those of you well versed in Russian politics know what I am thinking, right?) "what else do you know?"  we ask again.  "Nothing." She replies.  "Do you know that ...

Kazan, Russia: The ongoing search continues...., Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Kazan, Russia: The ongoing search continues....

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

There has been many frustrating things about Russia that I feel as if I should explain. When we arrived, Kristen and I made a simple list that consisted of little things that we needed. Such as a lamp, trash can, hairdryer and so on. Two weeks later, ...

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Kazan, Russia: "Think of it This way.. It's a Cult

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... threw myself on the bed and kept on saying over and over that I didn't understand and that I was not staying all in disjointed Russian. I do realize that I was acting like a three year old, but good grief... I wasn't sick and hadn't been since the first ...

Yekazanerinburg, Kazan, Russia travel blog

Yekazanerinburg

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

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C'est donc parti pour le Transsibérien. Enfin presque, puisque Kazan, notre première escale, n'est pas à proprement dit sur le Transsibérien, mais on nous l'a beaucoup recommandée et ça vaut bien le détour. Pour faire des économies, on a voyagé ...

Thanksgiving in Russia, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Thanksgiving in Russia

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... spice to cook the chicken with and the stuffing.  Kristen was going to make honey carrots and needed nutmeg but although the trusty Russian dictionary that we were holding had a word for nutmeg, we soon found that it doesn't exist here.  My friend ...

Nizhniy Novgorod and Kazan, Kazan, Russia travel blog

Nizhniy Novgorod and Kazan

A travel blog entry by vincenttravel

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... past the uninterested security guards. Inside, they took me to a communications class, which was probably interesting enough, had I spoken better Russian. The classroom, by the way, turned out to have the best view of Moscow I’ve ever seen. Once the ...

Train to St. Petersburg, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Train to St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... a bit stand offish, hardly ever smile, and are very abrupt but the thing is, I have never ever met a down right mean Russian.  Everyone is kind, caring, and concerned.  They take care of each other and they take care of you.  Well, it is usual ...

Religious Experience 2: On train and bored!, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Religious Experience 2: On train and bored!

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... .  I'm sure you will LOVE to go through them when I finally do post them (hehehe) and then we went to listen to some Russian bands that were singing in English.  I was ochen (very) disappointed so I left and it was REALLY smoky.  I can't stand a ...

Kazan, Russia: A Normal Day, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Kazan, Russia: A Normal Day

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... (because they use that company that decided to charge) or computer labs that have three computers that work and everything is a russian keyboard (very frustrating!) So it would just be better if you just don't use it except on rare occasions. Also, ...

Kazan, Russia: Welcome to Russia ya'll, no hot wat, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Kazan, Russia: Welcome to Russia ya'll, no hot wat

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... back. Momma was very happy that we made it back alive and we talked with her a bit (as much as possible with her very fast Russian) and she asked where had gone on our travels. We told her all our places and she asked us where we went that was our ...

A Trip to Kazan!!!, Kazan, Russia travel blog

A Trip to Kazan!!!

A travel blog entry by amyewest

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... Both Russain and Tatar are spoken by the people who live here. But, I have to say I am having a hard enough time with Russian so I will stick with trying to learn that first before moving on to something else. On Sunday, we went to a monastery about ...

Culture Shock??  I think so!!, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

Culture Shock?? I think so!!

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... that when I finally get home and get into the daily grind of school and work yet again, then I will long for my days here in Kazan, but for right now all I can think is that I want to hear English again.  It will be so weird to be able to walk down ...

Perm to Kazan, Kazan, Russia travel blog

Perm to Kazan

A travel blog entry by p2pjaguar

More long days of straight line driving. We feel we are competing in a lorry overtaking marathon. Today we must have passed over 300 lorries on what really feels like a poorly surfaced B ...

Tatar city, Kazan, Russia travel blog

Tatar city

A travel blog entry by karimico

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... meeting the same people again and again since I arrived in St Petersburg. I would love to explain you this feeling i have about Russian people but it's impossible, you have to come and see by yourself. I remember all the people who told me about ...

My Birthday weekend... Sweet!!, Kazan, Russian Federation travel blog

My Birthday weekend... Sweet!!

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... they could have picked the yuckiest part of Kazan to take pics of, they did.  There is a lot of construction here because Kazan has been picked to host the 2013 Universidad Games.  Apparently, that is the precursor to the Olympics.  So lots of ...

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