Travel Blogs from Perm
... up squeezed on a bench but still managed to sleep the entire two hour train ride. Upon returning to Perm all four of us decided to eat at the restaurant next door to the hostel. Good times.
Travel day to Ekaterinburg, our train left around noon. This time we'd be taking the nice train, the Firmenniy. We opted for 3rd class, the same as from Saint Petersburg to Moscow. The 6 hour ride was pleasant, I let the rails lull me to sleep and sleep I did, about 5 out of 6 ...
... carriage number. I was reassured that really if we had just waited this aspect of Russian organisation would come good as it did on every other occasion.
Before dropping us at the hotel he took us to the spot where there is an odd sculpture which is the start of a city self guided walk, and pointed out buildings and museums and the park full of Olympic ice sculptures. We both felt very relaxed about this arrival and interested in the city as ...
... need the money. Indeed Russia is not cheap. A coffee is the same price as downtown Amsterdam at least, it might even be London or Paris! Although we had no hot water - there is already a technical problem in the whole block for some months - the ladies pamper us: tea, cookies in the evening and a splendid breakfast the next morning.
We go off to the Kungur Ice Caves. The ride is long and it is clear that we did not plan this well as we realise ...
... be tree lined, so they do soften the overall effect, so too the overgrown grass that borders the road and any footpath, and around the buildings. Church domes and spires can be spotted here and there, usually the grounds around these are kept in some sort of order.
The average soviet style apartment block is around 9 stories high and similar to that one in Murmansk that L will hopefully put on this blog episode. There are often large ...
... 4-wheel drive; a satellite dish for the latest in multichannel entertainment; a good vegtable patch or industrious stack of something; and a wooden hut to live in but this is such a lovely day as we got to see some of the wilderness from the comfort of our seats/bed. Several cups of tea later, a snooze or two and its pot mash time. ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking