Travel Blogs from Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation

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Day 7, Sverdlovsk, Russia travel blog

Day 7

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... chocolate. For drink I bought vodka, beer and water. Most of what I've listed can also be bought from the babushkas (old Russian women) on the platforms we stop at. There's also a restaurant carriage which isn't as overpriced as everyone seemed to ...

Welcome to Siberia, Ekaterinburg (formerly Sverdlovsk), Russian Federation travel blog

Welcome to Siberia

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... frost bite in one of his fingers - only time will tell! This morning we had a guide who showed us around the key sights in Ekaterinburg which was very interesting and a great opportunity to talk a bit more about Russian culture / politics and ...

We have now officially left Europe (for 11 months), Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

We have now officially left Europe (for 11 months)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... of where we went today) - Is where Boris Yeltsin came from and started his political career - Is where the Romanovs (Russian monarchy/tsars) were in exile and later killed during the revolution in 1918. Most things here have some Romanovian ...

Fustrations, on the rails and off, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Fustrations, on the rails and off

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... mud, The flood of many will be death and blood. - David Remnick, Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia (1997) Yekaterinburg, Siberia, Russia Prague time +4hrs Days to get to Prague - 13 Cue the fustrations Moving on we got the ...

Historical tour of Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Historical tour of Yekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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Our journey continued west to the history strewn city of Yekaterinburg. Once again it was enjoyable watching the landscape pass by our train window (although a window cleaner would have been handy!), lots of little villages with quaint wooden houses, ...

Poor Folk, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Poor Folk

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... on at Irkutsk sat down on the bunk opposite me and flashed a smile.  "Where are you doing?" he asked. "Yekaterinburg....err, Sverdlovsk (it's still Sverdlovsk on the timetables)," I replied.  "And you?"  "Krasnoyarsk," he answered ...

A Day in Ekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

A Day in Ekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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I awoke to find myself in Asia, my train having crossed the Urals in the night, the mountain range marking the Europe/Asia boundary.  Ekaterinburg is just three hundred km from the beginning of Siberia and the inhospitable cold winds whirling round ...

I think I'm in Asia, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

I think I'm in Asia

A travel blog entry by gfitz

Yes, I'm pretty sure I'm in ...

On the road again..., Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

On the road again...

A travel blog entry by gearoids

... ^d ! We were left to our own devices , as she realised it was a lost cause to argue with two paddies who hadn't ner a word of Russian between them. The blonde , who I mentioned took a shine to Dan , joined us for a few hands . We let her win one or ...

And on that very night was Balthasar killed..., Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

And on that very night was Balthasar killed...

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... to his wife before the guards opened fire. The man who ordered the killings, Sverdlov, was honoured when they changed Yekaterinburg to Sverdlovsk.  The dismembered, charred bodies were thrown down a mineshaft, as was Anastasia's dog Jimmy, which was ...

Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Yekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by clare_pinki

Yekaterinburg (In the Russia), Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Yekaterinburg (In the Russia)

A travel blog entry by joeandalex

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... -mate (Viktor) directed us to the trolley bus and we were on our way.  For those of you unacquainted with Yekaterinburg, a city straddling the Europe-Asia continental divide and home to approx 1.5 million people, it is famous for being the location ...

Pojazd do Irkucka, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Pojazd do Irkucka

A travel blog entry by asiaexpediszyn

Dzisiaj o 1:30 czasu lokalnego wyjezdzamy pojazdem do Irkucka. Z tego co sie orientujemy, podroz bedzie trwala 3 noce i 2 dni. Nie mamy za duzo czasu wiec obejdzie sie bez zdjec. Wrazenia z Jakaterinburga nie sa zbyt zroznicowane, miasto jest dosc bogate ...

On the rails again, or the #10 Baikal to Irkutsk, Ekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

On the rails again, or the #10 Baikal to Irkutsk

A travel blog entry by chop49

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... , we were in for a long walk down the platform.  Here's an absolutely unscientific opinion/observation on my part, Russian passenger trains are exceeded in length only by American freight trains.  By the time we reached carriage #2, the station ...

Train #9, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Train #9

A travel blog entry by pchun88

... Hula.  Passing strangers would linger around my cabin enjoying that lovely, laid back Hawaiian.  Coincidentally, I even had a Russian man wearing a painfully ugly blue Hawaiian shirt watch me play, his belly sticking out as he listened to my ...

Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Yekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by sonyann

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... les ronflements les plus inhumains qui soient, plus proches du grognement de chien tuberculeux sur son lit de mort. ********** Yekaterinburg - fuer mich eine positive Ueberraschung in jeder Hinsicht. Nach unglaublichen 16 h Zug fuer 600 km Ankunft um 2 h ...

interesting history and high heels, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

interesting history and high heels

A travel blog entry by herriejeroenski

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... and his whole family were killed during the revolution of 1917/18. They were killed in the night of 16/17 july 1918 in Yekaterinburg in a house, now distroyed, where now the Church of blood has been build. As if killing of the family wasn`t enough, they ...

Another big city..., Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Another big city...

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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We finally found out about Russian Hospitality... We stayed with a lovely couple in Yaketernburg, Anne and Sasha :) They're wonderful hosts :D so helpful and friendly... Anne woke up every morning around 6.30, while we were sleeping, cooking breakfast ...

The Mystery of the Bones, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

The Mystery of the Bones

A travel blog entry by roberc02

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Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg) has had a bloody history in recent past - most famously for the political assassinations of the Romanov Royal Family 1918 - and more recently, for some mafia- type killings in the 1990's. My ...

blood churches tsars and saints, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

blood churches tsars and saints

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... called Sverldov. I'm no monarchist but that's a little bit harsh. They chucked their pet dogs down a mineshaft too.  Yekaterinburg was originaly named after Peter the Great's wife Catherine but later named Sverdlovsk in this guys honour. Anyway, ...

Yekateringburg, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Yekateringburg

A travel blog entry by mattandlou2011

... hide the fact that we were invading their space.  We spent very little time in the flat and wandered around Yekaterinburg - It's an old soviet town - grey block buildings, factories and very little else, but it's what Russians refer to ...

Yekaterinsnooooozzzzzzz, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Yekaterinsnooooozzzzzzz

A travel blog entry by biggmik

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... Never try and run with 25 kg on your back. it's not much fun. Our cabin had all the creature comforts... a bed.. a table.. and a russian woman and her young daughter who spoke not a word of the Queen's. It was all good tho, much reading and dozing went ...

Trans Siberian: Yekateriburg to Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Trans Siberian: Yekateriburg to Irkutsk

A travel blog entry by richardlodge

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09.07.2009 13:28 (GMT + 6 Hours) DAY 9: UK to Australia without flying Trans Siberian: Train 2 Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk So its official I have 'Man Flu' after showing signs of a cold for a few days now. I hope and don’t think this should affect any ...

On the Rails pt.1, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

On the Rails pt.1

A travel blog entry by ensio

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Ensimmainen aamu pitkalla junamatkalla kohti Irkutskia. Heraan kymmenenmaissa junan pysahtyessa hyvin pienelle pysakille keskelle suurta aroa jonka lapi rata kulki. Radan viereen oli noussut sinne tanne talohokkeleita ja kauempana ajoi vanha traktori. ...

Day 2 in Ekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Day 2 in Ekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by natgordon

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... drink-20 rubles.  When the bill cam these were charged at 150 for chips and 55 for the cokes.  When we complained a Russian menu was produced to confirm the higher prices.  Thankfully they hadn't reckoned on taking on Nat, so we paid what ...

Day 30 Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Day 30 Yekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by jblackley

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... meant we missed 2 hours sleep but even though we have been ‘working so hard’ we managed to survive this hardship. Yekaterinburg is another city of at least 1,000,000 and it has a very interesting history. It is right on the line that divides ...

Huskying, Ekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Huskying

A travel blog entry by robertandamy

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... too. Upon returning from our scramble to the top of a rocky outcrop over the forested valley, we were greeted with a lunch of cooked sausages, cheese, bread, salad and some very strong Russian Vodka which suitably helped to ward off the ...

Driving With Russians...., Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Driving With Russians....

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... not far.  It is also partly due to Nikolai's style of driving.  We roar down the streets of Ekaterinburg listening to Russian house music, which Nikolai insists on telling me about.  "Do you listen to Russian music?" he asks.  I say ...

the 'real' Russia, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

the 'real' Russia

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... for a return to the quality of life they had under Stalin.  So goodbye Moscow, hello Siberia. Yekaterinberg is the fifth largest Russian city, and the frontier city between 'Europe' and 'Asia'. It's two timezones ahead of Moscow time but a couple of ...

Day 3 in Ekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Day 3 in Ekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by natgordon

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Day 3 in Ekaterinburg has been spent at the place about an hour out of town where the Romanov's were disposed of after their murder.....a very spiritual place. Then we went to the Ekaterinburg History Museum, not bad if a little brief. Now Nat's ...

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