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Gorodskoy Prud

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  • Day17

    Yekaterinburg

    May 18, 2017 in Russia

    De stad die je op vijf verschillende manieren kan schrijven, de stad waar de laatste tsarenfamilie is geëxecuteerd en waar wij eindelijk lekker weer kregen! Na zoveel weken sneeuwstormen en regenbuien zijn wij extatisch met onze 18 à 20 graden :)

    Yekaterinburg is een mooie moderne stad en staat volgens mij toch wel het meest bekend om haar grensovergang van Europa naar Azië. We zijn officieel in Siberië, maar deze stad doet erg westers aan met standbeelden van The Beatles, Michael Jackson, een Amerikaanse TGI Friday en grote winkelcentra.

    We keken naar de zonsondergang vanaf het hoogste punt van de stad, wandelden langs het water en lagen lekker in het park boekjes te lezen. Morgen gaan we nog even flink wat boodschappen doen en eten inpakken want..
    We beginnen zondagavond aan ons langste stuk in de trein van 58 uur (3 nachten) naar voor ons de laatste stop in Rusland: Irkutsk, waar we naar het Baikal meer gaan! Het is daar nu 30 graden dus de winterjas kan onderin de backpack hoera!
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  • Day69

    In Jekaterinburg wurde vor 102 Jahren die komplette Zarenfamilie ermordet. Heute steht an dieser Stelle eine Kirche, in der neben Gedenktafeln für jedes Familienmitglied auch in einer Art Museum der Lebenslauf jedes einzelnen gezeigt wird.

  • Day10

    First day in Yekaterinburg

    September 25, 2017 in Russia

    Leaving the hostel towards the city center by walking along the river from north to south. We didn't really knew anything about the city and so we just followed as most of the times a map which we got from our hostel.

  • Day13

    Sightseeing

    July 23, 2015 in Russia

    Vandaag het met de rode lijn door de stad uitgezette parcours afgewandeld. Grote variatie in gebouwen. Van klassieke 19e-eeuwse (en vaak vervallen) panden naast communistische betonbouw tot glanzende torens. Op de plaats van de executie van de tsarenfamilie staat sinds 2003 een basiliek. Verder nog de vetste outdoorwinkel ever ontdekt ;) Rubberboten, quads, wapens, vuurwerk, camouflage kleding en... Beremooie vloerkleden :)Read more

  • Day15

    Ff chillen

    July 25, 2015 in Russia

    Vandaag vooral lekker rustig aan gedaan. Wel de stad in gewandeld maar minder kilometers gemaakt. Zoals overal is deze stad ook continue 'under construction' :) Relaxt geluncht. Dag afgemaakt met drankje op dakterras. Voorbereiden voor treinreis van morgen naar Novosibirsk.

  • Day18

    Yekaterinburg in Full

    October 14, 2017 in Russia

    Today started off with a fantastic local guide who took us on a great walking tour around Yekaterinburg. She took us to see the old wooden houses, the historic squares and houses, various important monuments etc., and specifically to the Church of Spilled Blood. This is the site where the Romanov family was murdered nearly 100 years ago.

    The church was a main sight for me and it was beautiful. It was under renovations, so we weren’t able to see the recreation of the basement where the slaughter happened, but it still was a beautiful sight. I have to give our guide credit, she knew the history for both sides of the stories, and gave an unbiased story. She told us what she believed, and how her family was connected to the story, but she never forced her views on us, and really left it open for our interpretation.

    [I do recommend reading up on the Romanov family, and the tragic events that happened. The guide, Valentina, really poked at my curiousness and I am now reading a book on the deaths of the family, and the controversy around the bodies.]

    The other thing Yekaterinburg is known for is its military installments. There are tons. This used to be a military city locked off to outsiders, so it has a lot of history and museums attached to it. We did got by a few places and it was pretty damn impressive.

    After our tour finished, and we had a fantastic lunch (Alex nails it with the food!), the girls and I went to a local craft store, then headed down the pedestrian corridor. There wasn’t much to see but we ended up at the local hockey arena, then a flea market, and walked through a beautiful park. We found a random Beatles monument and a Michael Jackson one too, lol.

    We got back to the hotel, were able to get some groceries and then called it a night. I did have dinner at the hotel which was ridiculously overpriced and expensive for what I got.
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  • Day10

    Town hall and central lake

    September 25, 2017 in Russia

    We didn't had enough warm clothes with us and so the cold weather sneaked into every muscle the longer we stayed out. Corinna made out of this freezing situation a pretty funny picture.

  • Day11

    Yekaterinburg center at night

    September 26, 2017 in Russia

    Today we spent the whole day at home. Giving us the energy to go out for a little walk in the evening and discover the beauty of lights in the center.

  • Day17

    Yekaterinburg Arrival

    October 13, 2017 in Russia

    Today was a bit of an off day ... we went through two time zones last night so when we woke up this morning thinking it was 7 am, it was 5 am ... ugh, mornings 😞

    This made this day a bit longer since we still had another 6 hours to go on the train ride, but it was helpful to allow us to pack leisurely, condense bags down, and just relax.
    We had a few stops along the way, and I did get out at the first one just to stretch my legs and get some fresh air. I joined a group as we walked to the train engine and back again. The conductor however thought it would be funny to prank us through and honk the horn so that we started to run to our car. When we saw him after he was in hysterics (very rare for a Russian) ... I should also mention our car was the last car so we had a bit of a distance, but we realized shortly that the train was still in the station for a bit longer. We all had a great laugh at ourselves.

    We arrived into the city at around 1:30 pm, and traffic was so horrible it took us almost an hour to get to the hotel, when it’s maybe a ten minute drive. Yekaterinburg is hosting the 2018 World Cup, so they are doing a lot of upgrades. Hopefully it will be better than Sochi.

    We had just over an hour to get showered and changed as we were heading to out to dinner and then to the ballet that evening.

    Alex took us to this cute restaurant that was devine. The decor was super cute, and the food was amazing. The piroshkis were out of this world. We even sampled some of the restaurants homemade Horseradish vodka ... that was different.

    The ballet was held in the opera house, and the building was magnificent. It was just draw dropping to be inside of this place.
    Our seats were in rows 1, 2 and 3, and were excellent. I made friends with a Russian lady beside me, who was quite nice and very sweet.

    The ballet ... now I’m open minded to new experiences, even though I don’t consider myself an artsy/interpretive person who can look past the brush strokes and see the anger or pain, blah blah blah. I take it at face value.
    So this ballet was a bit of a challenge for me, there were parts that were what I expected a traditional ballet to be and that was great ... then there were the other parts where I was like WTF is going on. The women were graceful and beautiful, a little too skinny to be honest, but they are ballerinas. The men were just as graceful and had butts you could bounce quarters off of (legit!)

    After the ballet we headed back to the hotel, some opted for a nightcap, I opted for bed. It was a great day, with some new experiences
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Gorodskoy Prud, Городской Пруд

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