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... the road changed to a dirt one, but the road base was good and dry so we kept going. After a couple of hours we were back on the seal and heading towards Kazan.
We had a walk around the Kremlin area at Kazan. Kremlin is what the Russians call a walled town. After leaving Kazan we were on the M7 and there were a lot of trucks and traffic. Neville counted over 100 trucks at the truck stop that we stayed at.
Although it has been nearly half the program, fear not, I have not forgotten about blogging. Hopefully after reading this entry and my next, you will understand why blogging was put temporarily to the side. If it is any consolation, it has been on my to do list the whole time. Again, I know this is blog entry is long, long overdue, but, on the bright side, I have conjured up some pretty interesting stuff! Or at least I hope it is interesting. I feel like this particular entry ...
... super cool to watch and the three dancers were incredibly talented. I have posted some pictures. The show was a hit as everyone was stopping to watch. After the show, the leader of the group started passing out free goody bags. I said free, right? The Soviet/ 90's democratization and shock therapy hardships mindset kicked in and people started tearing bags off and from the leader. It was frightening and I felt extremely bad for the gentlemen. I really wanted a goody bag, but I ...
... and there were shifty folk around. It probably was't too bad but your mind starts to play tricks with you when you are out of your comfort zone. It definitely wasn't helped by the guy scavenging for empty beer cans and drinking the dregs! The bus finally arrived and we headed back 5 stops to pretty much exactly where we set off from! Now nearly 7pm and a little frazzled and flummoxed that nobody (8 people!) seemed to have a clue on how to get to the city harbour? ...
As part of our second trip to Russia, we wanted to explore more cities, more sights, and of course, learn more about the interesting Russian history. We soon found out, that as we headed west towards Moscow, we would in fact encounter monuments, a republic, and another kremlin.
Arriving in the city of Yekaterinburg, we found ourselves 50km from the border between Europe and Asia. The Ural Mountains divide Russia into Europe and Asia, and ...