Grand Hotel Kazan
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... is just one of those things you gotta do, though. Again, this is most definitely not unique to Kazan or Russia.
Stairs in Russia are another great example of not making complete sense. Stairs are never even. I am talking like one stair can be five times taller than another. Some slippery tile stairs even have a nice slant to them in case you just wanted to slide down the stairs. Moral of the story, you better be very attentive to your footing or your shins will soon ...
... Russia. I have a twin bed (I think), bedside stand, closet cupboard thing, desk with two chairs, like a 22nd century lamp (so cool-responds to your touch), big cupboard/showcase/shelf thing, and a TV. I will definitely be watching some Russian TV to improve my Russian. The best part about my room is the view. My window faces the complex courtyard, but beyond the buildings I can see the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral in Kazan (in Russian ...
... of the Khanate.
I then stopped off for lunch in the Kremlin cafe which was good and very cheap. After lunch I made my way to the National Tatarstan Museum just outside the kremlin, which had extensive displays on the history of the region from stone age times to the present. Outside of the museum and the kremlin is a statue dedicated to Musa Dzhalil, a Tatar poet killed by the Nazis in a concentration camp. The statue is quite emotive, with Musa breaking the barbed wire ...
... oil they use as a sort of perfume.
This morning I made my plans to leave the city and I bought a train ticket again. This ticket is for a longer journey, 16 hours, but it will be nice. Today I spent quite laid back, I walked through the city and went to the beach to read some.
Now though, it is almost time to catch my train, so I will leave the Macdonalds where I have been typing this entire story for the last one and a half hours.
Next stop, Saratov
... br> to fall asleep so that we wouldn’t have to listen to their noisy carry on! The
next morning, quicker than you could say ‘morning’ we were out of there and
made our way to our fresh, clean and inviting new hostel. We ended up spending
the day at the hostel – caught up on admin, doing laundry and meeting some new
people! Unfortunately, Kazan did not leave a great impression on us and we were
off on the next available night ...