AZIMUT Hotel Siberia
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... or the river.
A city of more than 1.5 million people, Novosibirsk is the capital of Siberia and after Moscow and St Petersburg, the third largest city in Russia. The city is situated at a major crossroads – the River Ob which flows northwards to the Arctic Ocean and the Trans-Siberian railway, so Novosibirsk is a major transshipment point for goods and services flowing to and from Siberia's massive natural resource fields.
... Siberia (Stalin didn't come up with the Gulag system himself. He just reinstated a tsarist policy. One that he was a part of on several occasions). One of the most famous exiles was Dostoyevsky, exiled after his death sentence for revolutionary activities was commuted. On at least two occasions, he was nearly beaten to death by guards, once for complaining that there was dirt in his soup, the other for saving a drowning man the guard said to let drown. Thankfully my journey isn't ...
I woke and, eventually, got, up. Ciaran and I had both found that when you have such an expanse of time on board, activities can be slowed right down. I think I passed a good half hour wondering if the hatch up top would lead to the roof, secret agent style, on my first trip. So here, I debated going to the loo for a lot longer than it took to actually go. I am patting myself on the back for my train choice, the late departure means we got a chunk done in ...
... cue gymnastics) some more as she didn't get much in the night.
Travelling across Siberia towards its capital the majority of passing scenery outside is of wide steppe plains and birch trees. At one of the longer stops I jump off for ice creams.
At various stops locals get on the train to sell their wares...anything from mink tails to smoked fish and wild berries. On the stretch to Novobirsk a shady ...
... to her. We talked a bit about ourselves, they showed us photos of their pets, we learned they worked together for a hospitality supply company (Michael was visiting from Omsk) and they'd just become a couple a week ago. Michael didn't speak much English but had his laptop and used google translate which was helpful. He showed us videos of him flying (his hobby) as well as showing us photos and telling us about his friend a 7x's paralympian (he lost his legs at 9yrs ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
TravelPod Member ReviewsAZIMUT Hotel Siberia Novosibirsk
It was an excellent hotel
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