Looking around in Yekaterinburg. And it is cold....

March 6, 2016 in A journey through Russia

The day started for me very early. Around 7 o’clock to be more specific. I did that on purpose, so i can make the most of today. At 22:12 I already continue to Irkutsk and before that I still wanted to see Yekaterinburg.

The hotel I checked out at 10:00. My big backpack I could tuck up there for today. Then began my wandering by tram and metro in the direction of the train station, which will bring me to Irkutsk later. In this place I saw a McDonalds that offers free Wi-Fi. Here I wanted to first sit down and plan my Yekaterinburg “Route”. Unfortunately it did not work with the Internet, as you have to enter a SMS code for its use. With my German SIM that doesn’t work.

In order to still obtain a solution I was talking to a young woman. I asked if she might have an idea how I still could get on the Internet. Without Internet, I would not know where there are interesting places in Yekaterinburg. See how perfectly I planned my trip :-). Fortunately, she spoke good English and so we started talking. She was very helpful. Thanks to her, I found out two interesting places that I then visited.

First I visited the Church of the Blood, and then another place, of which I have forgotten the name. But there were statues and beautiful buildings. After I finished my walk through Yekaterinburg, I collected my backpack from the hotel and took a taxi to the train station. Once there I found a restaurant with Internet that doesn’t need SMS verification. Thus I was able to finish my blog post today, before I’m on the road for a few days. It was -8 ° C today. Quite okay actually. But with the wind it still felt very cold.

The Church of All Saints, Yekaterinburg
Jekaterinburg_Impressionen_06032016-19.jpg “The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land (Russian: Храм-на-Крови́ во и́мя Всех святы́х, в земле́ Росси́йской просия́вших) is a Russian Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and several members of his family and household were shot by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. The church commemorates the Romanov sainthood.” To Wikipedia

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