Grand Hotel Oka
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Oka Nizhniy Novgorod
Reasonable room, breakfast was ok.
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We finally arrived at our next city and here is where our adventure continues! Well I don't know if I'd call it an adventure. Our guide Anton was there to greet us however no porters in sight. We had upteenth stairs to climb and descend and we were pretty tired. Anyway after eventually reaching the exit, no bus to be seen! Waiting, waiting, waiting …
... converted into a restaurant. As you walk in off the street you feel like you have been transported into 16th century Russia and you are visiting a wealthy merchant. You are surrounded by antique comfy furniture, kookoo clocks, old paintings and lots of rugs. You get presented with a huge samovar and some of the freshly made berry cake. It is still warm out of the oven. A totally magical experience and one which we will remember ...
... seats and first class having whole compartments with locking doors and showers. Seems a bit of an overkill for a 4 hour journey, so I am really glad that we didn't fork out extra for a higher class. Of course this could all change as we head into the depths of Siberia.
So here we are in Nizhny Novgorod for just one night. It is currently raining but the forecast for tomorrow is good. In terms of feelings, ...
... lie down under blanket. Everyone rushed out onto station platform and got wifi !! Cute pic of Liv, Willow and skull. So good to connect. Read mail and tried to send some. Was having a lie down when the attendant arrived to take away the sheets. Not the blankets, I don't think they wash those judging by the state of mine. Packed. James ate the last noodles, so nothing for me !!!! Said farewells to everyone once off the train. Our driver was waiting with a Mercedes - ...
We’d read about it and heard amazing travel stories from others who had ventured through Siberia - now it was our time to experience the Trans-Siberian rail journey for ourselves. The traditional Trans-Siberian route, is one of the longest in the world and runs from St Petersburg in the west of Russia, to Vladivostok in the far east of the country (bordering China). While the 6-day straight journey is an experience in itself, ...