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... 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 ...
... bus from the Train Station was 11.50am, now it's 10am !
So back to the original bus stop for the 11.28am bus.
It turned up.
1 hour later I was at Ganina Yamma.
It was in a really peaceful wooded location and free to get in.
There were quite a few wooden log church buildings and a new church that was under construction.
All laid out well with paths to walk around.
There was also a wooden walkway surrounding where the Romanov family ...
... not the Metro. Again our directions of street names were in the "Roman" alphabet but all signs at the bus stops and trains stations were in Russian ‘Cyrillic”. We finally gave up and found the address on our trusty Navigator Man handheld set and showed it to a taxi driver who said not a problem. At least we could track his progress along the way but as we had already agreed on a price, it didn’t really matter.
Made it to our Hostel not as good as ...
... one frequented by wedding parties. After much picture taking we were entertained with Champagne and chocolates.
So, we have stepped into Europe, not far to go!!
(*) Btw our party (all from Oz, 5 from WA) consists of 3 mature age couples, 2x mature age ladies, 2x girls 30's, and a single man 50's. Our tour leader is Mongolian and she speaks Chinese, Mongolian and Russian and convereses with us very well in English!
... And then it was onwards to Novosibirsk. Now a lot of travel books say that Novosibirsk isn’t worth going to and that it is pretty boring. In our opinion, they are 50% right – Novosibirsk is pretty boring but it is well worth a visit. We had managed to score a room for 3 nights with breakfasts, WiFi, secure parking and laundry at a reasonable price. Yes, it was more expensive that a motel in a country town but it was a very comfortable room, in a ...