Tyumen Hot Springs and Ekaterinburg

January 7th, 2012

Tyumen Hot Springs and Ekaterinburg

We arrived in Tyumen about 4 kilos lighter thanks to the 24 hours sauna we had on the train ride.
I dont have many photos from Tyumen some how. We went to our apartment dropped our things off and got a taxi to the hot springs. We werent allowed to bring a camera into the hot springs so no photos of that.
It was a resort type of place with changing rooms. While I was changing back after the hot springs first some ladies walked into the men’s locker room while I was standing there naked trying to dry off. They looked at me apologized and left. Then 2 seconds later a cleaning lady came in to mop. She could mop around me no… She kept hitting me in the foot with the mop until I would move. So here I am butt naked with the cleaning lady trying to mop under me. it was quiet an adventure…
That evening we walked around Tyumen.
We took a Local train back to Ekaterinburg the next day.
We got to Ekaterinburg but had no place to stay. we saw some advertisements for apartments to rent at the train station so we called a few and found one that was reasonable and went there.
The metro ride to the apartment
We arrived and it was a big 4 bedroom flat. We had just rented one bedroom there and paid the lady. While we were there another couple came in and were talking to the owner of the flat. It was all in Russian so I was pretty oblivious to what was going on. I noticed that Okcana’s face was completly red though…. We went to our room and I asked whats wrong? She says umm I think this is not the place for us to stay. why? Umm those couple that just came they are renting a room just for 2 hours…….
Ohh I say well we are only here for a night its to late now so lets deal with it.
The next morning we negotiated to leave our things at the apartment while we looked around the city.
It was a cool town I really enjoyed it. they had a pedestrian only street that was interesting
This is the church where the last Czar of Russia and his family were killed
We also walked around on the river
It was a long day and we had a late flight back to Moscow. So we went back to the apartment and got our things. ordered a taxi to the airport and flew back to Moscow. Thus ending out little jaunt into the edge of Siberia