Travel Blogs from Nizhniy Novgorod
... Kremlin, I made my way up the main shopping strip of the town and had some very nice pelmeni in a mushroom sauce for lunch. With pretty much everything I wanted to see in the town already done, I had plenty of time to kill so I walked the rest off the shopping strip before heading back to the Kremlin and sat on the hill overlooking the volga. I was only there for a few minutes when who should show up but Iphi ...
... picked something. Charlie ordered sushi off of the picture menu, but that was all raw fish, which I was not feeling up to. My meal came out and it was delicious. There was a whole fish - head, skin and all - and some veggies in a really good sauce. I thought for sure I was going to choke on a fish bone but I didn't and it was darn good.
That night we found a good Russian restaurant with an English menu, so ...
... of the Oka and Volga rivers making for a very visually pleasing city. The buildings were old and majestic and while there wasn't much to do there in winter, we did enjoy the (long) walk.
There isn't much more to say about Nizhny Novgorod as we spent very little time there, but I do think it is a worthwhile stop, particularly if you are planning your trip for the summer time.
That night we were back on the train for our final TransSiberian ride.
... once a nice market; now it is a cheap market akin to a mall in a ghost town. Near the building, we caught a bus up to the Kremlin, which we walked through and around. We then walked up the main pedestrian/shopping street for a while before stopping at restaurant with a rooftop terrace for some drinks. We talked of many things, notably the stereotypes that most Westerners have of Russia, and how far-off they truly are. Valerie does not like ...
... gave way to natural banks. A Saturday arvo, people were strolling and fishing. I've been amazed at the number of young women I've seen all taking posed photos of each other. Maybe I never noticed this in Australia but it really seems to be much more prevalent here. The quintessential pose involves photographee prepping their hair and make up. The photographer then giving tips on location and pose. Then without fail the photographee strikes the pose: slight ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking