Park Inn Ekaterinburg
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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I had an excellent breakfast at the hotel, consisting of bacon, sausage and fried potatoes followed by Belgian waffles and maple syrup. Set me up for a day of walking round the city and its museums.
We met our local guide, Natalia, in the hotel lobby and set off towards the city's old military quarter where there was a memorial to …
I woke up at 5.30am and promptly went straight back to sleep as the train wasn't due to arrive until 1.15. I woke again at 8am as we shunted into Tyumen and got up to stretch my legs on the platform, getting breakfast in the process. I bought the first two things that looked edible in the small kiosk with no idea of what they were. They turned out …
... then took us through the city pointing out disused factories, which previously churned out weapons such as tanks, and soviet era workers' housing - blocks of drab and dreary looking apartments. (Her own apartment block in contrast, which she pointed out later, was in the inner city in a very pleasant area facing the river.) Of all the places we visited, Yekaterinburg (along with St Petersburg) would be well worth another visit, exploring it more ...
... taken to the outskirts of the city, dismembered and buried in a mine shift.
The Ganina Yamma, is the place where they were buried (note they have now been re-buried in St Petersburg).
I was supposed to get the bus at 08.53am, but it never turned up so I had a walk around (got on what I thought was an alternative bus - which it wasn't), however a lady told me to go to the Train Station and get the bus from there.....my Russian is getting better.
To be honest, I'm not comfortable with the raising of Nicholas II and his family to sainthood. He wasn't martyred for this faith, he was killed for political reasons. But the canonisation was totally political so maybe in that respect it fits. But it also forgets, or at least disrespects, all the other millions killed by the Bolsheviks in often much crueller ways. And being in this church just made me feel a little awkward. Yes it was the site of the killings, but seeing ...