Travel Blogs from Novgorod, Russian Federation

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Slept Like a Baby, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Slept Like a Baby

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We slept like babies on the train as we didn't have to worry about anything with the door locked. We missed seeing the white Europe-Asia Border Obelisk outside of Kungur, but who figured we'd miss spotting a snow covered white monument in the middle of ...

Some pictures again...finally, NN, Russia travel blog

Some pictures again...finally

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

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Well, we have less than a month now, and then we'll be leaving for Moscow! We're in the last seminar and it's going well so far. We have our big exams and our research paper due in about three-and-a-half weeks! I know I'll be busy with those over ...

Almost the half-way point!, NN, Russia travel blog

Almost the half-way point!

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

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... RSP girls. It's called 9 Pota (9 Rota). We're still not quite sure what the name means, and it was all in Russian (w/ no subtitles), but it was good nonetheless! It's a pretty popular film right now, here in Russia...about the Soviet war in ...

Odd Job and the Mongol Traders, Kirov, Russia travel blog

Odd Job and the Mongol Traders

A travel blog entry by ashermj

... bag. The water that I had bought the night before had frozen, so it was definitely bellow freezing in the room. The Russian provodnik (attendants) got out the coal and the room went from one extreme in temperature to the other. The scenery out the window ...

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!, NN, Russia travel blog

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

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Here are some more pics...! Still from St. Petersburg (most of them), but many of NN will be coming ...

Stop over in Novgorod (aka Milfgorod), Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Stop over in Novgorod (aka Milfgorod)

A travel blog entry by ivanandvlad

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... that a lot of men are reckless and die young due to accidents, thus leaving lots of you mothers with children. Ivan thus coined Novgorod's new name. Later that day we left to go to a traditional Russian sauna, a "Banya" where you get slapped on the ...

Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Nizhny Novgorod

A travel blog entry by sonyann

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C'est Masha qui nous heberge a Nijny Novgorod. Visage rond et pose, cheveux tirant sur le roux, quelque chose dans le temperament flegmatique et le sourire triste qui rappelle la Finlande. Pour la remercier de la delicieuse soupe aux champignons ...

...Happy be-lated Veteran's Day..., NN, Russia travel blog

...Happy be-lated Veteran's Day...

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

... topic has been extremely hard for me to take here. Our professor is very biased in his thinking on this subject. And, naturally, the Russian press is not very "sympathetic" to our cause. I don't pretend to wave a "Bush and the American military can do ...

Kazan, etc., NN, Russia travel blog

Kazan, etc.

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

... though. Anyway, yeah, it was killer hot on the train coming into Nizhni. We started our final seminar today! It's the Russian politics/International Affairs seminar....the one I came here for! :O) We have a huge research paper due in about a ...

Nizhniy Novgorod, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russian Federation travel blog

Nizhniy Novgorod

A travel blog entry by clare_pinki

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

A travel blog entry by pdxtrekker

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... us enough to open up to such depths of love even though we can't communicate very well to each other. It's funny, I though I'd be fluent in Russian by now. I have the basics down, but I don't feel like I've grasped it yet. But I know it's still there if I ...

I'm in Europe now, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russian Federation travel blog

I'm in Europe now

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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3rd biggest city in Russia, I see my first McDonalds, nice kremlin here as well ...

Novgorod--Ancient City of Churches..., Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Novgorod--Ancient City of Churches...

A travel blog entry by kenee

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Three hours driving on fairly good highways in rain and shine put us at the Kremlin in Novgorod...and the restaurant Detinets (inside the Kremlin), where we had the good fortune to time our mid-day meal with that of several tour groups...and were able to ...

Nizhniy!, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Nizhniy!

A travel blog entry by pdxtrekker

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I've settled in pretty well here; my first week at Nizhniy. I have decorated my dorm room with all your cards, and have the encouraging notes from my great friends from community group at my bedside! My class schedule is language class from 9:30-12:30 ...

Veliky Novgorod, Veliky Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Veliky Novgorod

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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We are in the Russian city of Veliky Novgorod which is about 3 hours up the track on the way to Moscow. It was our first train ride with many more to come.  The main attraction here is the Kremlin or old walled city. The walls are ...

Better now...., Nizhni Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Better now....

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

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... all about.... One of the things that really threw me while in St. Petersburg, and even here in NN (I think it's just a Russian thing) is that everything costs! They've really embraced capitalism here! You have to pay to use the restroom, unless ...

Boxer and a Lawyer, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Boxer and a Lawyer

A travel blog entry by ensio

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... tyttoystavan isa oli yhden kaupunginosan johtaja joten Dennisilla oli VIP-liput joka peliin. Vastakkain olivat FC Nizhniy Novgorod - FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostokista. Kannustamamme joukkueen voittaessa 3-1 istuimme matsin VIP-katsomossa ilmaisen teen ...

Die weissen Morgen..., Nishnij Novgorod, Russian Federation travel blog

Die weissen Morgen...

A travel blog entry by mart

... Hotdog ist in Deutschland viel besser... Nach einer weiteren Nacht in einem entspannten russischen Schlafwagen erreichten wir Nishnij Novgorod - und ich hatte mir schon einige Faux-Pas geleistet, von lautem Schnaeuzen bis zu indifferentem Verhalten wenn ...

Novogorod, Novogorod, Russia travel blog

Novogorod

A travel blog entry by iancandy

Splendiferous Siberia, Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Splendiferous Siberia

A travel blog entry by margaretfielder

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... insane… INSANE! I don't even know where to begin, so I guess we’ll just proceed chronologically. The Novgorod trip last weekend was fantastic, incredibly fantastic. We hopped on the bus Saturday morning at 7am and drove through the outskirts ...

Niv Novgorod, Niv Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Niv Novgorod

A travel blog entry by p2pjaguar

Niv Novgorod a taste of the West as we arrive in town we pass adverts for ...

NN, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia travel blog

NN

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

... is review so far, for the most part. They teach things a little differently here, a different dialect I suppose. Our seminar is on Russian Culture and Eastern Orthodoxy. We will be in this seminar for the next 3 weeks or so. There's so much I want ...

To whip or be whipped, Novgorod, Russia travel blog

To whip or be whipped

A travel blog entry by am1

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... and sleep like the dead. Like most things in Russia, the words unexpected an unusual apply, but in a good way! Other than that, Novgorod didn’t have much to do. There was a big statue with church, some wooden buildings, a guy with a snow swing ...

Eastern Shame, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Eastern Shame

A travel blog entry by pdxtrekker

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Growing up biculturally has definitely been enriching for me. However, I have also experienced some clashes in learning both Eastern and Western ways. Some from my own exasperations and some from a few people who have projected it onto me, I have carried ...

Chicken Mystery Salad Royale, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Chicken Mystery Salad Royale

A travel blog entry by pdxtrekker

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... Afters as I type ;) The international office is impressive. That's where we have our tea breaks. There are usually half a dozen Russian students there who greet us and keep us company. Gallina, an older woman, is the director of the international office. ...

Marshroutes and trolleys and metros...oh my!, NN, Russia travel blog

Marshroutes and trolleys and metros...oh my!

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

... language can make you feel when you're in a foreign country. This feeling has increased exponentially since moving in with my Russian host family. It's really humbling when you can't speak to a five year old little girl....the best part is when you've ...

I've got a love-ly bunch of coconuts..., Nizhni Novgorod, Russia travel blog

I've got a love-ly bunch of coconuts...

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

... asked me what a good mailing address for me (here in NN) is...so here it is!: Russia 603950 Nizhni Novgorod 323 Gagarin Avenue University of Nizhni Novgorod International Student Office For Shauna Christensen If sending a letter you need to ...

Just another update..., NN, Russia travel blog

Just another update...

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

... of miscommunications and misunderstandings, but I guess that's normal. I had a conversation with one of the directors of the program here (a Russian) about my "diet issues" and she ended up calling them for me! I wasn't sure how that would end up going, ...

Siberia, Siberia, Russia travel blog

Siberia

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

SIBERIA MAP ...

The Tran - Siberian Railway......3rd Class, Novgorod, Russian Federation travel blog

The Tran - Siberian Railway......3rd Class

A travel blog entry by markwilliams84

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Although I have called this entry the Tran siberian Railway, technically Im not going the full length of it as Im cutting off before Vladivostok at Ulan Ude then heading South through Mongolia, across the Gobi desert and down to Bejing. So this is just ...

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