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


... 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


... 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 ...

Kazan arrival, visa problems, unlucky cat

A travel blog entry by jimoo


... the host lady asked for our passports (as normal) then for a registration card (erm...?) which we informed her we didn't require as we were NOT stopping for more than 7 working days, however she insisted, oinking at us in Russian and sounding like an irate Miss Piggy giving off to Kermit! The oinking, repeated responses and gestures flowed for some time and was now getting quite frustrating after our hot hike. Eventually Miss Piggy gave in and released a room, but kept ...

Out of Asia and into Europe

A travel blog entry by nickandmaryjane


... was up on the hoist, he checked and greased everything underneath the car. Nick was totally stoked with this guy’s skill and ability to do a good job, and it only cost us 1000 Roubles (that’s about A$33.35) for an hour’s work! Admittedly we supplied the oil and new oil filter, but still… where would you find a mechanic who would even answer the phone during his lunch break for less than $80 an hour?

So the car is now ...


A travel blog entry by dzasta


... where the Khan lived and with some churches and civic buildings with onion dome overload. Particularly where I am starting in the golden ring. It is what used to be Rus until it was taken over by Moscow. Tomorrow I will start with a tour of Kazan's Kremlin.

I got up early this morning and walked up to the Kremlin. Most of it was closed so I looked around then headed to town for some breakfast. The only place I could find was Macca's. They have a competition going for the ...

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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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