... and enjoy watching the buildings, the people. Be amazed from the ladies, specially in summer. They say they dress up because it can always be the most important day in there life. Even for buying sugar in the supermarket they look like they are going to a party.
Anyway, I think they dress up because they check each other out and try to envie another ...
Where the little eagle and big eagle rivers meet to form the Orel (Eagle) River a traiding post was built to link Kiev and Moscow. The original fortress is now gone but there is a monument at the confluence to mark the spot where Orel began. A time capsul is burried at the base of the monument.
The author Turganev was born near Orel and spent much of his life at his estate near town. He casts a long shadow over the town that has a Turgenev street, and Turganev Theater.
His estate gives you a feel for the lives of the Russian lower nobility. The home is small, just a wing of a planned building, but charming. There are nice gardens, a small chapel and a pond. The paths in the garden are in the shape of the roman numeral 19 because Turgenev believed that the 19th was the greatist of all centuries.
Walking the grounds it is easy to see where he found inspiration for Fathers and Sons and Virgin Soil. The place gives a sence of dejavu to readers of Fathers and Sons.
All kinds of food.
Many Italian dishes ...
This is the best restaurant in the city. Excellent!
of course .... the price is not the cheapest in town.
Faaast Internet connection! (50roebel)
Favorite Dish: Carpaccio
All kinds of food. English menu ... and a real pub environment.
It's also surpisingly big.
Somethimes fully booked though...
Favorite Dish: some open fire dishes
The beer is without brand ... some are okay, some not ...depends your taste I guess.
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Go to the Kursky Train station in Moscow at, 29 Ul. Zemlyanoi Val, use the Kurskaya metro station.
You can bye tickets there and get on the train to Orel. The train has cabins with 4 beds attached to the walls for overnight trains (If you have 3 people it is nice to splurge and get the fourth ticket too). In express trains there are 4 seats around each table in an open, not compartmentalized, car.
Any time you sit down for a meal you can expect a large number of bottles on the table. After toasts it can be difficult to walk by the end of the night.
Once you start drinking it can be difficult to stop. I've been told that it is easier to say you don't drink at the begining of the night rather than trying to stop once your limit is reached.
see the picture
Unique Suggestions: use a guard at the door :-)
Fun Alternatives: carry toilet paper ... or get a coffee somewhere...and do your business there.