Hotel Ibis Nizhny Novgorod
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... our fellow passengers were on the payroll of the Russian tourist board. Following on from the vodka, Leo pulls out cucumbers, bread and a huge slab of ham. He sends Alec to wash the cucumbers and begins chopping up the ham into thick slices. Clearly drinking vodka is an event. Alec returns and the small cucumbers are sliced lengthways. Leo spreads the selection on a carrier bag on the table and we are ready to toast Alec's impending parenthood. Leo pours Alec a ...
... from Suzdal! I couldn't believe it but this does seem to be the trip for random meetings. They had got to Nizhny later in the day. Walked around the town with them for the rest of the day, taking in the metro and seeing some parts of the city you normally wouldn't. We parted ways at the train station as I am catching the overnight train to Kazan tonight. Grabbed some food at the kiosk here and am now waiting for the ...
Started with thick cold fog, temp not above 12 degrees all day had to stop for coffee several times, think I have now overdosed on it.... Managed 554 miles but struggled at the end, knees worn out ... Due to age I guess. Some nice countryside, but no nice pictures as cloudy misty all day. Hopefully manage to get at least to Moscow, tomorrow that is... Well I ...
... of them.
We met a guy in Suzdal from Boston who is riding his bike along something I've never heard of called the Golden Ring. He started in Berlin in April and will end in St. Petersburg in August. Crazy. He's all my himself too. I'm not homesick yet, but the is definitely not a trip I'd want to do myself.
Tomorrow we explore Nizhny, then it's off on the overnight train to Kazan. Catch us if you can:)
Nizhny Novgorod started off as many of our stays in a new city seem to... with a great deal of difficulty getting to our hostel. We arrived at 11:30 pm and were relieved to see dozens of (real) taxis waiting out the front. The first one we approached said he had been booked by someone else and to ask around the others. We spoke to a few, all of whom said the same thing. Finally, one guy let us in the taxi and we were off... for one block that is, until he pulled ...
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