Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On the train to...

The weekend trips were a major selling point for this language program. We'll travel here by bus, and there by train, and you'll see the country! Every weekend, though, something came up. The first weekend, a trip was planned and then canceled, being deemed too last minute. The next weekend, a massively-popular cucumber festival in Suzdal meant all the train tickets were sold out. (Bummer!!) This left one final chance to make a trip happen before the course ended....

Nizhny Novgorod train station.

... and this time, everything lined up!

Here are five clues for you- can you figure out where we traveled?

Clue #1: Third-class tickets cost $91 USD (at the last minute, of course) and we spent 8.5 hours on an overnight train.

Clue #2: The city we visited is over 1,000 years old.

Clue #3: There are dragons and cats everywhere!

Clue #4: In addition to Russian, another language is widely spoken here.

Clue #5: This city is home to the Millennium Bridge. (Some locals call it "the McDonalds Bridge".) I think it looks super cool!

What do you think- can you name this city? :)


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    1. Well done! :) Have you been there, or did you recognize a famous landmark in the photos?

  2. Kazan ;) It all looks so familiar and I'm editing my photos for it right now!