Grand Hotel Kazan
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... as we desperately needed to do some
laundry and catch-up on some admin. We went back to the initial hostel (the one
that we booked with but didn’t have availability) to get our deposit back or
see if they had a vacancy for the next night. As soon as we walked into the hostel, we knew
why it had gotten such positive reviews. I was salivating at the thought of
staying here, it was clean, bright and just looked so comfortable! As it turns
... con was on full blast. We kept warm with some nice lemon tea. We managed to get some sleep, though Julie woke up with a stiff neck. Not great for visting Kazan.
Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan, an autonomous region with its own language. Its also the main islamic city in Russia. The magnificent turquoise and blue Kul Sharif mosque is almost worth the visit to Kazan by itself. It's also the biggest mosque in ...
... being more diverse, currently about 47% are Tatar, 43% Russian and the rest are made up of 140 different nationalities! We then went to the central cathedral of assumption at the Kremlin. There were 2 weddings at the cathedral whilst we were there, apparently Friday and Saturday are marriage days here. Can't quite believe the brides walk around in their wedding dresses outside, it's freezing with 5 layers on, can't quite imagine how cold it must be in just a wedding ...
... as we travelled east. Despite this we made it to the local market which was full of little old ladies in head scarves selling vegetables. It was a lovely market but really was not unique to Kazan. What did make it special though was to see all the different faces of the people there. Walking along the high street showed Kazan in a slightly different light. Many of the shops were closed down and in disrepair and it did not look like such as happy place as it ...
... which") Genitive Plural and Aspect/Pairs. The first words out of my mouth were "eta koshmar" with pouted lips and eyes that I hoped didn't show my fear. And what does the teacher do? She laughs at me! Crazy Russian! "Of course it is easy for you." I mumble, "you've spoken Russian all your life and I need all my life to understand Russian." --Getting on a bus with 200 people on it (I'm not kidding) and being ...
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