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... of bullets destroyed the wall behind them. After the firing stopped, the guards were amazed to find the daughters still alive. The girls had sewn jewellery into their clothes with deflected the bullets. The guards then bayoneted them and shot them in the head at point blank range. The bodies were then taken to Gamina Yama, a disused mine 16km from the town, where they were dismembered, burnt and put in acid before being dumped in the mine and covered over.
The bodies were ...
Escape from Siberia! Now that we had crossed into the Ural region, the weather took a turn for the worse - we'd been lucky up to that point, but Yekaterinburg proved a little overcast and wet as we we were met by Vladim, our local guide for the next couple of days. Like most people, the only thing I knew about he city before I got there was that it was the place where the last Tsar and his family were murdered nearly ...
... house was knocked down under order from Boris Yeltsin in 1970. The church is built over the top and they have a small memorial in the church for the family. The lower part of the church is dark for respect for the family. The second floor (unfortunately it wasn’t opened due to restoration) is bright and has a tribute to every Russian orthodox saint.
Then we headed around the city by car. We stopped to look at a few sights such as the old dam and ...
When we got onto the train at 2am, everyone was sleeping and those newcomers went to bed straight away either. When I woke up at mid-day, the passengers around us were all different already. Somehow, a toddler ended up on the lower bed of my cabin and cried the whole morning and afternoon. Since all 4 of us were sleeping at the upper bed, we did not have any table that we could use for eating (and we don't know how to ask if the people at ...
... their decorative background and embossed, golden seal lend a majestic air to the trip. In reality, it is a long, often smelly train ride, where you are completely lost most of the time, but one of the more interesting experiences of my travels so far.
The Trans-Siberian was one of the early components of the trip planning. I had always considered that it would be interesting to do and, with a desire to do as much of this trip overland as possible, it was ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center