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 ...
... us to 'The Church on the Blood’, which resides on the site of the house where the Tsar (king), and the rest of the royal family were murdered and therefore lead to Lenin and his communist friends taking over Russia and changing it forever. And of course, Vadim showed off the many monuments the city has, including Lenin, Pushkin, war monuments, and believe it or not, a monument of Michael Jackson (who actually had never been to ...
... loaded with shopping bags we made our way back to the hotel. We said our good byes to Kate who had decided she wasn’t coming to the train station with us despite that being the main reason all six of us had booked with Vodka Train because a Russian speaker did all the transfers and made sure we were on the right train at the right time but that’s another story.
We had checked out earlier that before morning and had to pay to store our bags, ...
... inside, covered in gold decoration. We also went into the spring, where 'holy' water comes out of the taps, it's meant to make you look 20 years younger if you put it on your face (and you survive the freezing secondary to this when you step outside....) and have special healing powers if you drink it. So graham put it on his face, and I filled up my water bottle and we headed back towards Kazan. We stopped at many places on the way back to the hotel, so ...
... tried by the author- bus 97 runs from the airport via the Mega shopping mall to "39 Kvartal” to connect to other areas in Kazan.
If you are flying to Kazan from abroad, then you need to follow the Russian travel roles and entry regulations.
There are a plenty of hotels in Kazan, those by the Volga River are advised due to the spectacular views and the ease of walking around. The hotel I stayed in, for ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking