TripAdvisor Reviews Regina Hotel Kazan
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... to become part of Russia.
We continued on a tour around the city and were very impressed by how large it was (over 1,000,000) and how clean and modern.
We had lunch at a Tatar Restaurant, including some very nice fish soup that one of us enjoyed!
After lunch we had one of the highlights of our trip so far. We went on a tour of Kazan University which had been attended by Tolstoy, Lenin, and many other very ...
... However, if I really think about it, refusing that Kvas soup was one of the hardest things I have done in Russia. Insulting a Russian woman's cooking is no good; It breaks her heart and, respectively, yours. My host mom and I have some great conversations over breakfast and tea, though. We have had a few conversations that have led to her advising me to cheat in class that day, and even giving me good tips on how to do so. To plainly state, I have not and will not cheat, ...
... kicking! To avoid a similar situation where I am not as lucky, I am going to keep my mouth shut from now on...haha.
Thursday I realized that I am getting quite good at the retired life. My host mom is retired and she is constantly telling me to rest, relax, and sleep. I am listening to her all too well. Thursday was a holiday here in Russia, literally "Russian Day." Usually there are concerts and festivities on the street, but it was rainy and gross on Thursday, so ...
... appeared to live there. These folks were amazing, they were super excited about a guest in ‘their’ room, and I was offered all of their delicious Russian cooking.
As nice as Nizhniy Novgorod is, the interesting part is not very large, so on my second evening I found a train that left for Kazan the next morning at 5:45. When I got to the station at 5:00 though, it turned out that there was actually no train. The train would go at 21:25.
... story!!! We
found the ‘cleanest, best, most amazing’ hostel on the internet and booked it
for our night in Kazan. Unfortunately, the next morning when we checked the
confirmation, we were told that there had been an error and they were full for
the night we wanted to stay. So, we booked a night at the ‘second best’ hostel
in Kazan. About 30 minutes after booking the 2nd hostel, we received
an e-mail from the ...