Ekaterinburg -Tsentralny Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Yekaterinburg
... we surfaced, and there the trail ended – at least it did for us non-Russian speaking people.
We decided to ask, rather than trying to find where to go, with the high probability that we’d get it wrong. We didn’t want to miss the train at the last minute. We had over half an hour before it left, so we felt ok, but just didn’t want to add any pressure by going the wrong way. Finally found the correct station and platform, and within a few minutes ...
... t give a rats are about to be honest. The Romanov exhibition was quite good. It included numerous personal items of the family, including the Tsarina's dresses and Alexei's toys. Also included was the holster of the pistol of the guy who led the execution in the basement of the house in Yekaterinburg. A 3D reconstruction of that house was there that you could virtually walk through.
In 1918, Nicholas II and his family were moved to Yekaterinburg from Tobolsk by the Bolsheviks ...
The following items were useful on our 3-day-ride:
- X-mini Stereo speakers
- Music collection on the smart phone
- Snacks, chocolate, bread, cheese and salami
- Anything that reacts well with hot water from the onboard samowar (tea bags, instant coffee, instant potato puree)
- comfy clothes and flip-flops
- favorite drinks
... around. Strange, we thought… maybe there’s more traffic movement on this side of Russia (we are now about in the middle of Russia), but then we realised – today was May Day, which is one of the two big May Holidays that Russia celebrates. And, we had been told that between May Day and Victory Day (9/May), most people take time off work and go away for a few days. OMG! Panic stations, would we be able to get into a hotel?
... red line. Not all the things to see related to whats on the map but heh we're in Russia :)
There's a massive computer keyboard on the bank of the river that runs through the city next to a Beatles Bar - strange...
Our Fight Club Hostel lived up to it's name after our hosts Lonely Planet Russia was carved up into small pieces by one of the Russian army dudes. The book is enormous so it must ...