Vysoky Bereg Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from Rostov-on-Don
Excellent hotel in Volvograd, lovely people and good price Visited the very poignant memorial site of Mother Russia before we left Otherwise another long day in the saddle, very hot, some dreadful roads, I swear we actually took off at one point after hitting a pot hole Arrived at our hostel, the worse, ...
... rooms. It has a zoo of sorts in the front yard with deer, foxes, raccoons and a bobcat in cages. Possibly more but we'll be able to tell in the morning when we have light. The hotel doesn't have running water right now but it does have a few nails popping out of the ground and things you'd expect to see in a Russian grandma's house or something. Immersion into Russian life on the first night! What more could you ask ...
... Mr Narabaev, was in the area which meant that police presence was overwhelming. Everybody was checked and rechecked about every 100 meters so we didn't get very far. Even driving around in the car was becoming a real hassle as the policemen would always find something wrong and attempted some sort of a scheme for some money.
The second day of our stay we went for some horse riding in the Kazakh steppe followed by a visit to the Laguna, a ...
... I think I get a bottom bunk tonight which will be good because this is an 18 hour ride. Too late to cancel the Rostov hotel but they did let me turn up at 7am so I got to shower and have a bit more sleep and recover from the first train before embarking on the second. Still no pics, I only have some of the gorge at the border and one or two of Vladikavkaz station, and it's raining cats and dogs here in Rostov so there may not be any from here either. Better check the forecast for ...
... sun in our back window since our first day in Romania...it is now thoroughly skunked and wouldn't be drunk by any of us. But the guard looks at it, looks pretty happy and tells us to go on our way. Now that's my kind of bribe to pay ;)
By the time all 3 cars are through the border, its almost 11pm, so once again we just pulled off to the side of the road and ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet