Travel Blogs from Novosibirsk
... rubbish and puddles and the odd drunk laying where he fell. Facing the square is an impressive building in the neoclassical style, obviously for something important in Soviet times, but now there are some little shops and even a bank in what was once a theatre. However, mostly the place appears to be empty. The bank is where my humans had to go to change money and inside it was a long narrow room with a row of teller booths on one side, above them running ...
... continued the theme of getting a real Russian experience by checking out the local Orthodox churches, and attending an opera performance at the beautiful Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet House.
Sometimes as a tourist it can be hard to experience all the tourist attractions, as well as get a local experience. But for us, in Novosibirsk, the city that was meant to be pretty boring for tourists, we had an amazing time. And this was because we got to participate in real Russian ...
... also spent with Igor. he showed us the university`s, conference centers and the train museum outside Novosibirsk while making a photo shoot of us.
That night, Igor took us again to a nice (Uzbek) restaurant. He offered to take us the next day to several archaeological and art musea, but (although we really were moved by so much enthusiasm and kindness) we politely declined his offer, because we needed to relax a bit and had some plans of our own.
... stairs to cross the street to walk on the other side of the metro and an older guy starts talking to me to get my attention. Just kind of random friendliness he told me that there was an even in the other direction on the river embankment of the Ob' that I should go to. I thought that it was weird that he out of nowhere suggested to me, a stranger, where to go. I still had no idea in my head of ...
... but she didn't want to go back. Zhenya said she's next though. So I went in the sauna and Zhenya told me to lay down on the bench. I layed on my front and Zhenya comes over with this branch of leaves. In Russian Banya people often hit (massage) themselves or others with bunches of dried branches and leaves from white *****,oak or eucalyptus (веник/ve nik) in order to improve the circulation. Branches that have been dried and ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet