Courtyard by Marriott Kazan Kremlin
Travel Blogs from Kazan
... the park and returned home.
Monday we had our first day of classes. I have safely concluded that I have the worst Russian in the program. I keep telling myself that means I have the most room to improve, but getting myself to believe that is another challenge. Class is exhausting in every way imaginable. Hopefully I have a more optimistic, positive update for you next time... After class on Monday, two girls from my class and I went to this pizza restaurant right across ...
... the city, I can only agree. The whole city, but especially the area around the Kremlin, feels somewhat like something out of a fairytale, with the Kremlin’s tough red walls and all the onion domes scattered about the city.
My first evening in the city, my priorities were pretty clear, to find accomodation. Eventually, after three that didn’t exist and one that only served Russians, I found a hostel where I was put in a room with five ...
... bus stop was
for our hostel, so she helped us across the road as if we were two little
children. She waited with us until our bus came, asked the driver to let us off
at the right stop and she asked us to please call her when we got to our hostel
so that she knew we had arrived safely! It’s not often that we have received
such hospitality from a group of random strangers.
Our hostel on the other hand was a ...
... stood there wide-eyed until we realized what we looked like to other patrons and quickly took a seat. A waitress brought us a Russian menu and tried to order vodka and lemonades – much harder than it sounds. With drinks in hand we watch the debauchery continue down below. A clothesline of discarded bra’s swung from the ceiling. The music was great – top 40 pop songs with Katy Perry and Britney being boomed from the speakers. Every few songs ...
... a good night all in all though! Today we headed out to one of ten monastaries in the Kazan area. It was about 30km out of Kazan, and apparently the best one to visit as it is a working monastery that you can visit. It was in the middle of the forest, ok to look at, but with some good ice sculptures out on the lake infront of it, which were quite impressive. Inside were 2 cathedrals, in a similar vein to the ones we looked round yesterday with lavish decorations ...
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