Holiday Inn Chelyabinsk-Riverside
Travel Blogs from Chelyabinsk
.eft well early made good progress fantastic roads into the sun and later climbing into the hills and lakes, similar to Norway Canada loads of trees great roads until the afternoon roadworks took over huge queues of lorries. But a pleasant ride no less, was aiming to go bit further but lost two time zones today so two hours less riding I am now five hours ahead. Nice hotel tonight update stuff on wifi and then back to camping or cheapo ...
... it’s not obvious where it is. I ask some locals on the street and he gives me a bottle of Kazakh Port from his boot and then escorts me to the hotel. The hotel has a 5 course meal prepared for me which I destroy. Back to bad roads and the ride today put me in more interesting scenery and in butterfly land. I’ve never seen so many butterflies for the majority of the ride. My helmet and clothes are completely splatted ...
To hear the name of Siberia is freezing but to be there was lovely. The people are nice and friendly, the city is strong and well constructed, sorrounded by the Miass River and circled by woods both inside and outside town.
The cathedral is the most wonderful gothic you can picture on a first rainy, then windy and finally snowy evening.
Don't miss it, it's 2.5 hrs. south of Moscow.
... a translator. Her English was far from good, but who knows what it was like in writing, and that's all that matters, nyet? We played a few more card games that day, talking about general things, and after a glass of wine for the girls, and a last glass of Vodka and Sprite for us and R2, or Artey tongues started wagging, and the big questions came up. Do you believe in God, and what is Happiness... The answers were as different as we were. R2 thought that happiness and love was ...
... have told us something! Not to worry, the border officials were really nice about it (probably thinking, 'dumb Kiwis') and after having us empty out the truck, letting the drug dogs sniff through it and checking underneath with mirrors, should we have secreted anything, they waved us through into Russia. Yay, let another adventure begin.
It was only a short drive to our hotel in Chelyabinsk so we stopped of for a (real) coffee at a roadside cafe. (Not ...
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