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... br> quick to try and engage with him. They
were all really eager to see some pictures about South Africa, so we fired up
the old laptop and showed them whatever pictures we had, with lots of ooooh’s
and aaaaah’s following pictures of elephants, sharks and lions! Another random
question we were asked, is ‘why are we dressed the way we were, on TV people
from America and England are always dressed so ‘classy’. If ...
... religious, very Orthodox and often has friends round for tea and religious discussions. She pointed out the leaning tower, which in legend was built for a princess who was to marry Ivan the Terrible. She asked him to build it for her in a week then she jumped off the roof so she didn’t have to marry him. Apparently none of it is true though as the princess wasn’t in Kazan at the time and was already married. From the Kremlin we had a great view ...
... inside, covered in gold decoration. We also went into the spring, where 'holy' water comes out of the taps, it's meant to make you look 20 years younger if you put it on your face (and you survive the freezing secondary to this when you step outside....) and have special healing powers if you drink it. So graham put it on his face, and I filled up my water bottle and we headed back towards Kazan. We stopped at many places on the way back to the hotel, so ...
... on Tatarstan:
“I recall in all directions
Lay the backwood's broad delight.
Grasslands there of glossy velvet
Dazzled everybody's sight”
Various public transport means are available across Russia, however, it is recommended to buy fly to Kazan via Moscow – Domodedovo, The trip to Kazan is about 80 minutes flying over the Volga region. You will be pleased to see the wide green country sides if ...
... good! I want to say that they play their sport with the 'devil may take it' air about them, but that would be a lie. I was very unhappy. Not one violent shove or hockey puck to the gut, no slamming each other against the glass and no blood on the ice. Was I really at a hockey match or was I at Disneyland? Where's the anger? Where's the aggression? Where's hockey? Oh, and might I add that the three girls that were in our little group were ...