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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Adjoining Rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
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... community I was surrounded by at that point.....average age has significantly increased since getting to Russia!) and some brits and aussies (shock) and we drank Vodka like water...to the point I got refused entry to a particular hipster club for being "a bit wobbly".
Annnnyway I slowly began to learn Cyrillic so I can now at least read place names on signs for getting around, however my Russian is very basic. You can find people that have good English ...
"Rob, let's say goodbye." He must have practiced the sentence. A handshake, and then he is gone. Off during a 2 minute stop. At the next stop Sacha is gone. And then Sisi and I are alone again.
At Irkutsk we get off and meet a man with a sign with our name. We are in a tourist location here. He collects more Dutch from the train, and some Italians, and in a large new van we drive to Listvianka.
The guide is talkative. We pick up ...
... and in the end we made the wrong choice, and ended up somewhere without any English explanations. However, just down the street were a couple we had initially dismissed, so we went to the first and found they had a deal to go to the second one for half price, so we went there as well. They were both about the Decembrists, so named after the failed revolution they planned on 14th Dec. 1825. As a result, 124 of them were arrested and initially sentenced to death, however for most this ...
... and the ice shudders under you like an earthquake ( I've never been in an earthquake but you get the idea) which I guess is all the ice shifting, the first couple of times this happened I almost ran ashore but couldn't run on the ice! So a few pictures and a wander along about 2 miles of the shore I headed back to see if I could find a minivan back to Irkutsk, lo and behold 20 minutes hanging around and one pulls in, happy days I jumped aboard shoving everything in my bag ...
... down with hot tea. The meal cost was 115 roubles (currently A$1 = 48RUP). If I was a budget tourist I'd take this opportunity to visit Russia. Food is yummy and good value. Good accommodation in small family friendly places is economical (I just paid 7,000 for 4 nights accommodation, with my own room, and a large breakfast). The "hostel" we're staying in now is more like a large house. We have the place to ourselves, it's spotless, ...