Travel Blogs from Kazan
... hope to receive wealth and luck... in hindsight I wish I had... as this is where I probably dropped my credit card when pulling my mobile out for a snap. ****. We ordered some shish kebabs for dinner, expecting a feast judging from picture in the menu, what we actually got were a couple of cubes of meat, a wafer thin 1/2 sized piece of pitta bread and five chips!...boooo. Time to waddle back to the hotel to sleep off the 'feast' and cancel the lost card...Good job we packed a ...
... up camp and we were right! The weather was glorious, so we enjoyed some sunshine. Our campsite was on a ridge about a river but it gave us glorious views down the river. The only downside of this spot was the fact that the rain bucketed down for a few hours, but we didn’t get wet at all (except for the outside of the tent, but that had dried by the time it was time to pack up).
So, today is Friday and we are having a disagreement with ...
... about God. This particular church is famous however; people with cancer came here, prayed and were cured. Coincidence….no way!! After one church we went through a smaller doorway into a little room attached to the façade of another building. Inside this room there were three taps coming out of the wall quite high up and a trough running beneath them. From the tap flowed…holy water. Yes you read correctly. Holy water, which brought people from far ...
So not the best combination (atheism and Kazan, and those who know me well know I'm a devout atheist!) but more on that later..... Last night was a very surreal experience! We went across the road for dinner to the 'beerhouse' - the name sounded promising, we were exhausted from the train journey and the running round sightseeing afternoon, and as it was only 100m up the road was close enough to walk to and not freeze too much more! It was nice and warm ...
... and sort it out. The lady at reception gave us a name of another hotel that would take us without said piece of paper but we couldn't find it. So after about 3 hours of arriving at Nizhny Novgorod and £50 of phone calls, we were at the train station buying a ticket to Kazan. Buying the tickets weren't the easiest thing either but after about and hour Fraser managed to get some and 15 mins later we had left the town. We were both worried whether the next hotel would check us ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services