Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya, Russia
Dec 9, 2005 - Yekaterinburg
Hi again! Wow, Yekaterinburg was great! We arrived after over two full days on the train. The company of Darren, Karen, Steve, and Ben (also returning home to the U.K. after a year of traveling - it should be noted that Ben's aunt makes the queens bras!) was great, but I must admit it was nice to finally be off the train. Once we arrived we immediately took a tour of the city and visited a museum. We learned some of the history of Yekaterinburg, how and why it was founded and what contributed to it becoming the 3rd largest city in Russia....Jump to full entry
Nov 3, 2005 - Day 2...
this is day 2 on the train. there are four bunks per cabin in second class and we are very glad to have two Swedes as bunkmates. Max and Anna are taking a few months to travel a bit. they spoke very good english, as most of the swedish do, and were a pleasure to be around. we were all happy that we didnt get stuck with a smoker or a drinker. the scenery is not much to speak about. yes, i have been spoiled - ok, extremely spoiled - by living in alaska. even so, at this point the landscape is flat and wooded with no leaves on the trees and no...Jump to full entry
Sep 19, 2004 - Yekaterinburg (also known as Ekaterinburg)
We arrved in Ekaterinburg about 20:30, and had the usual issue of trying to find our way from the train station to the hotel. Suddenly the $50 which Intourist were charging for transfers looked like a price well worth paying. However, being travellers we had to use buses and trams. Eventually after waiting what seemed like ages our tram #27 turned up and took us directly from the train station to our hotel. The hotel we were staying in was called the Hotel Iset, and it was supposed to be shaped like a hammer and sickle. We never saw the...Jump to full entry