Shalyapin Palace Hotel

7-80 Universitetskaya ulitsa, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Privolzhsky, 420111, Russian Federation | 4 star hotel
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The In's and Out's of Kazan

A travel blog entry by hroberg01 on Jul 06, 2014

2 comments, 15 photos

... there was a need to tell me to cheat after she concluded that I had no idea when to right a capital letter, for example at the beginning of a sentence or name. One morning over breakfast, I had my host mom edit (and explain the edits of) a short bit that I had written for class. I write in all lowercase letters because I actually don't know how to write capital script letters in Russian. The print and script letters are different enough that I just never got to learning ...

My head is ten times heavier!

A travel blog entry by hroberg01 on Jun 15, 2014

1 comment, 12 photos

... that have lived there before me! I am her first girl, so at least I have that going for me...haha.) He is now back in Kazan and visits Mama Katya often. All three of us sat and drank tea talking and laughing away for hours and hours. I have no idea how many cups of tea I had. Mama Katya kept refilling my cup without me noticing. She is indeed quite the hostess, but I have decided to keep it just to tea.

The major lesson of the week was how exhausting Russian class ...

Travels through the Republic of Tatarstan.

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Sep 17, 2013


... Kul Sharif mosque, built in 2005 and named after the khan who died defending the city from Ivan the Terrible, it is the only mosque within a Russian kremlin. It was beautiful on the outside and the inside. I took in the museum of the history of Tatarstan, which while interesting, lacked English signs. It is interesting that everything in Kazan is labeled in first Tatar, and then Russian. Outside of the museum are some covered archaeological remains, as well as the graves of ...

Out of Asia and into Europe

A travel blog entry by nickandmaryjane on May 17, 2013

1 comment, 21 photos

... 8217;s time to include English in their displays and explanations so that non-Russians can read the Romonovs’ story, and also know how to behave inside the Church.

After our visit to the church, we walked back to our accommodation to meet our Couchsurfing hostess. Yes, we had already spent a night in Katya’s house and she wasn’t even there! After having a lovely Russian lunch of fresh potatoes, home-pickled gherkins and ...

Tartar surprise!

A travel blog entry by kfairhall on Jul 12, 2012

... their golden domed rooves and white  washed walls, and an amazing newly built mosque which just seemed to some how hide around the corner from the churches and pop up at you in surprise as you stroll along.  This mosque was one of the most beautiful that I had seem, both inside and out and allowed a great appreciation of the features of a mosque. The kremlin also afforded a grand view down to the rest of the town ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 7-80 Universitetskaya ulitsa, Kazan, is near Kazan Kremlin, The main street of Kazan, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and Kazan Opera House.
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