Top ten places – June 10th->June 19th.

From June 10th to June 19th I’ve travelled from Kazan in the Russian republic of Tatarstan to capital of Siberia Novosibirsk. Here is the ranking of the top ten things I liked the most, as usually in reverse order.


Plumber statue in Omsk
Number #10 – Deja-vu in Omsk
There is a statue on the nicest street of Omsk with a statue of a man coming out from a manhole but is exactly like the one in Bratislava. What a surprise!


Full moon in Kazan
Number #9 – Full moon in Kazan night
Kazan is very likely one of the nicest town in Russia but it becomes absolutely amazing if in the night it appears a big full moon.

Music show during Russia day
Number #8 – Celebrating day of Russia
12th of June is Russia day and it is really a great experience live it in a big Russian town such Yekaterinburg. Everybody is happy and there’s music everywhere then… long live to Russia!

Ukrainian turbo folk trio
Number #7 – Deafened by Ukrainian Turbo Folk
In Omsk I wanted to eat some Ukrainian food but last table available was right in front of the stage of three ladies yelling like crazy singing their turbo folk songs.

Rehearsal of a concert in Yekaterinburg
Number #6 – In preparation of day of Russia
Still tired for the night trip, strolling around Yekaterinburg, I was attracted into a park by a nice music and so, for the first time in my life I had the chance to see an orchestra during a rehearsal.

A conductor on Trans-Siberian railways
Number #5 – Saved by the conductor
Arriving in Omsk, after a long trip I forgot my phone on the train and only thanks to the wonderful lady working as a conductor I got it back avoiding a total disaster.

Leather jacket in Communist Museum
Number #4 – Everything for the daughter
In the communism museum of Kazan among other ordinary objects there is a red leather jacket made by a father for the daughter putting together hundreds of cover for the communist party card. Nice, isn’t it?

Train to Yekaterinburg
Number #3 – A long, long trip to Yekaterinburg
On the trans-siberian railways there are several kind of places available. On the way to Yekaterinburg I found only sits and it was a looong night.

Grand finale of circus show
Number #2 – Circus in Russia, a must
Going to a Circus show in Russia, something I really wanted, just by chance, because rain is falling too much. Serendipity.

Camels and shepherd
Number #1 – Thrown in the middle age
Visit to the Tobolsk kremlin turns into an unforgettable experience due to the fact that they’re turning a movie taking place in the middle age. Best way to see this place I could wish.


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