Travel Blogs from Kazan
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... Had also wanted to visit the natural history museum which had some cool looking dinosaur bones, which I could see from the door, but unfortunatley started my day to late and it was closing by the time I got there.
From here ended up wandering back to the hostel via a mosque and a quick side trip to the lake. Seems like this is the place to hang out since I saw a number of people by the lakeside having a beer. Note though that russian seem to like having a beer almost anywhere.
... our spirits to a level of joy far exceeding any Russians we've met so far. To our eyes Russia appears as a strange planet inhabited by miserable aliens, I do hope the next 5000 miles shows us another side the country and it's inhabitants. . We hit the Moscow ring road at rush hours just as the heavens opened. Having survived that we stopped,found a coffee and sought to find the nearest accomodation, this seeking ...
... and just sticking with them until they call the police to make me go away. I don't think it is just me either. Liz wrote a blog, which I have posted along with this one, and it is just as depressing as this one. I think it is just getting to all of us. The darkness, the boredom, the confusion and the situations that make no sense (which by the way is almost everything). I just have to keep telling ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking