Ak Zhaik Hotel
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... 000 years, and as a feudal kingdom in the 14th Century exported wine to Poland, Russia and the Ukraine. They had 300 dry years as a colony of the Ottoman Empire, but as part of the Russian Empire in the 19th Century, and as a republic of the USSR, Moldova reestablished its wine industry. Today most of the wine produced in Moldova is for export.
But I didn't know all that when I was picking out my cheap wine. Mike and I were assisted by two lovely ...
... with this using her i-phone. I have a Translation app on my phone that works from English to Russian, but that doesn't help read lablels.
As a trailing spouse, I get excited every time I go to Ramstore. Part of it is the simple escape from the drudgery of housework, but there is another element to it. Ramstore is in Atyrau Mall, which is fairly modern, approaching a Western ambience, so I get a “hangin’ out in the mall” buzz.
... week, we had dinner at the JOY Restaurant, walking distance from Artager, to celebrate Mike’s Birthday. It was a surprise party so when I invited Mike up for a glass of wine that afternoon, I may have let the cat out of the bag. As he was leaving, moments before we were to meet at the restaurant, he said, “Well I thought we were coming here for dinner tonight, but I guess the plan has changed.” The meal at the restaurant was very good, as was the wine. ...
... and confusion, but we are making progress.
Let me conclude with a few historical facts about Atyrau. Until 1992 the city of Atyrau (which is in the province or oblast of Atyrau) was called Guriev, named after the Russian trader Gury Nazarov who founded a fort at the mouth of the Ural River in 1645. The “Lower Yaik Fort” became a ...
After very short sleep, our host took us to the train station at 5:00am and we took train to Atyrau.
We only slept, read, ate bread cucumber, tomatoes and a nice piece of meat offered by a kind local, and watched some movies on our laptops.
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