As a traveler with a camera, I’ve developed a good sense for when something is brewing. And when you see a tank on the road, something is definitely brewing!
My last day in Yekaterinburg was a Saturday, and this is a good opportunity to have a look at what the Russians are doing in their free time. I wouldn’t have expected that so much of it is a matter of heaven or hell, though 😉
I’m not a big fan of the “usual” tourist attractions. And so I always quickly end up walking through the backstreets and outskirts.
In the third part about the russian city of Yekaterinburg I will not only answer the question on how to get from A to B, but also how public transport has evolved over time.
For the first three nights I was staying at NovoTel Ekaterinburg Center. The hotel is located in the city center, the room was 57 € per night and quite large, and surprisingly the young man at the reception also spoke fluent Italian. From the window I had a good view on the TransHotel, one of the oldest hotels in Yekaterinburg, and the skyscraper “Vysotsky” (“Высоцкий”). The weather was already bad in the morning, and sadly it would stay like this for the next days. If you think an english breakfast can easily pass as a main meal, you should definitely try a russian