Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg
Travel Blogs from Yekaterinburg
... were looking cleaner with a lot of the dust washed away)! And as Carol had decided it was turning into just one of those 'Man Flu' days, we were going to ignore both my ailments and the weather and enjoy the walk anyway. They just don’t understand do they?
The people of Yekaterinburg have been very clever in helping tourists find their way around by producing a map with a red line on it that completes a circuit of the city passing ...
... they apparently are more modern with lower numbers. I thought that mostly applied to very low numbers, with 001-4, or something, being the best. This one may just be a luckily more modern one, or it is going further than my first-beyond Irkutsk, certainly, so three days or so-and so is better quality. I was let down by my body again, tired through the day then too excited to sleep once on the train. With two full days to pass, though, it hardly ...
... weapons and a time
bomb. We also visit the church were the Romanov family is buried, the last Tsar
family that got murdered in 1918. We finish off at the military museum where
Jan, Gijs and Tom can climb tanks and army trucks and then go on to a true CCCP
restaurant for some authentic meals from the cold war, not bad by the way.
Afterwards we walk back to our apartment and also here is a playground, which ...
... asked if we could stay for two nights as tomorrow (Thursday) was Victory Day and we wanted to experience how ordinary Russians celebrated this special day. Not a problem, according to Margarita – we were staying in the flat on our own as she still lived at home with her parents. Mega-score!
That afternoon, Margarita and her boyfriend took us exploring along the river that runs through Tyumen (Tura River) and we had dinner together at an Uzbeki ...
... many production sites.
Our next stage
We are now preparing to head off for our second leg on the Transsiberian railway tomorrow: the 35 hour and 2.287 km long train ride from Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk. Krasnoyarsk is much smaller than Yekaterinburg and will be very interesting.
Besides getting accustomed to my luggage and the travel I am also making fairly good progress with my knowledge of the cyrilic alphabet :-). Let's see if I can keep up learning it.