Tyumen' Travel Guide

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  • Only scots would ice skate in tshirts at -15celsiu
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  • Some not too great food
    Some not too great food
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Tyumen' Things to Do

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    by Kevross85 Written Mar 24, 2008

    One of the most enjoyable things we did in Tyumen was to go ice skating. We went to the outdoor ice rink in the main centre of the town and it was very enjoyable. You can hire skates from the rink or take your own if you have although the hire skates aren't the best and have seen better days but the do the job.

    To hire the skates and go on the ice for as long as you like and it only cost 100 roubles

    Only scots would ice skate in tshirts at -15celsiu
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Tyumen' Restaurants

  • Italian food in Tyumen

    Went there many times. It's quite good. Used to love it before I went to Italy and discovered what real Italian cuisine is like. Really, the dishes are tasty and service quite efficient for Russia, but if you are very particular about little details, you can get disappointed. For instance, I once ordered a pana cotta and they brought me BEAUTIFULLY...

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  • Some decent food

    Casa Mia is an italian which is very good if you don't speak russian as the menu is in english as well so this is the first plus point you see. Then you get onto the fact that the food is actually pretty good for russia. The staff can speak a little bit of english which is always good and they are very helpful. Beware though it gets very busy...

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  • Bad burger

    The place from the outside looks like any other fast food place around the world and was clean and well presented. The problems arose once we got the food. The first thing I didn't like was that right in front of your face they put the food in the microwave which you really don't want to see. The second problem was the quality of the food. I can...

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Tyumen' Nightlife

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    by Kevross85 Updated Feb 21, 2008

    We went to this club a few times and it was a pretty nice place to go finish your night. Each night we went there was a different show taking place from dancing girls to cabarat. This is normally in the early hours before the dance music kicks in. Once the dance music kicks in then the floor can become pretty mobbed.

    the prices vary depending on the night which you go but they are comparative with the other nightclubs in the area.

    Dress Code: Smart casual is recommended with proper shoes and not your shoes for walking in the snow

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Tyumen' Transportation

  • From the center to Airport by taxi

    The price was 500 RUB. I guess it was slightly higher than the standard price. I did not have no time to negotiate for price to be in time to the flight and I found only one taxi. 300-400 RUB would be reasonable. It took 30-40 minutes to the airport.

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  • Lada Taxis

    Walking was obviously a main stay of getting around just like in any city. A main way to get around bigger distances when it is cold or you are in a hurry is to get a taxi. There are lots of them going about and it doesn't normally take long to get one. One problem can be the language and they tend to over charge if you can't speak russian. It...

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Tyumen' Warnings and Dangers

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    by Kevross85 Written Mar 2, 2008

    It's not a real danger just a warning. The police like to stop you if you look foreign and check your visa so just a small tip carry your passport on you at all times to avoid any trouble especially if you don't speak russian as the communication can be very hard.

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Tyumen' Tourist Traps

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    by Baikal_Dream Written Apr 4, 2005

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    This old steam-engine locomotive is very close to the railway station.
    Do not miss a chance to make a photo on it.

    old steam engine
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Tyumen' What to Pack

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    by Kevross85 Written Mar 2, 2008

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure that you take plenty of warm clothes for the winter as it does get very cold. Another thing which is key for the winter is a good pair of shoes with grips as it is very icey here and they also like to put a lot of marble down.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: This can all be bought here if needs be as there are plenty of chemists around which charge reasonable prices.

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Tyumen' Favorites

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    by Kevross85 Written Mar 24, 2008

    Favorite thing: One thing which will make your life so much easier is to try to learn a bit of basic russian before you go. Hardly anyone speaks english and therefore this makes ordering food or trying to gt directions etc very difficult. A small bit of russian goes a long way and may help prevent making a really bad choice when ordering food.

    I couldn't read any russian and therefore ended up with a horrible meal one night which can be seen in the photo

    Fondest memory: My favourite thing about tyumen is the nightlife. The clubs in tyumen are really good and the women are even better

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