Park Inn Veliky Novgorod
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
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Travel Blogs from Novgorod
... of frost and rain, especially in Siberia.
We share the highways with mostly trucks, there are thousands of them moving stuff across the continent. And it’s a bloody big continent. We’ve been on the go now for nearly a fortnight, and we’re usually on the road for 10 – 12 hours per day, and haven’t reached Moscow yet!
In Novgorod we travelled through a double cloverleaf for 2 ...
On a rather bleak morning we met our local guide to go into the Kremlin the high of which is St Sophia Cathedral. This cathedral is the oldest in Russia and is seem as direct link with the great cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople. St Sophia in Kiev (which I'll see later on the trip) is a few years older and therein lies a tale about the historical links between Novgorod and Kiev and the significance of both cities in the history of the Rus people who became ...
... walked for about 15 minutes to our hotel. I was struck how the apartments, shops on the street front, the strip of green with trees down the middle was similar to streets I had seen in Ulan Bataar in Mongolia. Bata, a Mongolian herself, responded yes this could be any street in any soviet city the length of the trans-Siberian railway. The hotel is both grand and tired, a mixture of marble and plywood. It is clean ...
... room. You either have a shower or throw a bucket of cold water over yourself, depending on how long you've been in the Banya for. The last room is the Banya, essentially a really freaking hot sauna. They reckon it gets between 80-100 degrees C!
The 5 of us blokes from Intrepid, along with Ilya, a male friend of our main guide, strutted into the Banya ready to be boiled alive. We harrumphed and gasped as our eyeballs ...
Slept in till around 9 and made my way downstairs for the free buffet breakfast. I admit I may have gone a bit nuts. Two big bowls of porridge, 2 pieces of toast and two coffees. Fueled up I made my way back to the Kremlin to cross the river and explore the Trade side of the city.
Historically the city was split in two both physically by the river and demographically into the Trading side, and the Sophia side. The Sophia side is where the Kremlin ...