- November 9, 2011
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- Posted by EdGraham
- Destinations, Europe Travel, Russia, Russia, Trans Siberian Railroad
Trans Siberian Railroad: Nizhny Novgorod
Nov 8-9, 2011
After Omsk’s relative lack of tourist attractions we were ready for something new. Situated along a river and build upward along hilly terrain, Nizhny Novgorod was perhaps the most picturesque of all the cities we visited. Closed to foreigners during the Soviet era, today it has plenty to offer: good restaurants, walking paths, great public transportation, and a Kremlin with a view – all of which begs to be explored.
With just one day in town we moved quickly. We explored the Kremlin in the morning and got lost in the backstreets shortly thereafter, stumbling on a decent bread and coffee shop for breakfast. The streets wind along challenging terrain – there’s no grid system here and it’s easy to lose your way.
Nhizny Novogrod was more of a wet cold than Omsk and thus slowly drained us of energy and good sense throughout the day. As dusk set in we retreated to the hotel and headed to the train station once again to begin the last leg of our journey.