Grand Hotel Kazan
Travel Blogs from Kazan
... kupe chum, a little chap in his 30s, mid switch-a-roo between shorts and boxer shorts!....ha ha ...hello Droit. Droit is very quiet, looks a bit like a hobbit and speaks little English but understands it quite well. He has little food so we share some of ours, in return he gives us a fridge magnet and some unusual chewing gum. We've learnt that it's good to have something to offer fellow kupe travellers, so we've been buying extra ...
... a train, or you can hop on and off, like we are doing. Surprisingly,
we have met many people who take a train to the final destination, such as
Vladivostok, eastern Russia and then make several stops on their way back to
where they started. We opted for the Trans-Mongolian as we wanted to continue
our trip into Tibet, which we have since discovered is potentially impossible
at the moment due to the political situation in Tibet, so we will have ...
... Russian, gesturing (or so we thought) that this was our stop coming up. PANIC! We were still in our PJ’s and still spooked by the thought that the train only stopped for a few minutes and if you weren’t off then you were continuing down the railway line. With 6 pairs of legs on the platform we were pretty pleased with ourselves and looked up and down the platform for a sign as to what to do next. Then in the distance our honcho appeared half ...
... bathrooms were, so we settled in and got some small amounts of sleep throughout the night (not very much for either of us really I think!). We arrived into Kazan at 9.30am, still on the same time as Moscow, and were met at the station by our driver. The temperature gauge on the station clock said -27, yes -27, and the droplets in my nose started to freeze, never have I been anywhere so cold! The train itself was overly warm at around 24 degrees, luckily we'd learnt from ...
... br> We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and the building looked incredible with its tall white towers and turquoise minaret’s. It was just as spectacular from the inside but photography was not allowed so I have no pictures. It did however seem very empty with a huge space with little in it other than a scale model of the mosque and then relatively small prayer rooms.
Unfortunately we were all a bit too tired to really appreciate Kazan to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services