Jun 22, 02, 2:02 pm
Have to go there. Anyone been? What are the few hotels like? HELP anyone!!!!
Jun 22, 02, 11:18 pm
Holy smoke! I found it in my atlas--this is way in the middle of nowhere!
I visited Kursk some years back, but stayed in a flat with a family. I did do the Hotel Rossia in Moscow. I would anticipate modest, dated accomodations with some level of creativity demonstrated when there is a problem. However, seeing that this is a fairly important port city, you may be pleasantly surprised.
I found this link, which links to a couple of hotels: http://www.tourintel.ru/cities/e_ru_kja.html
it looked like a number of other links are available as well, though some were in cyrillic.
If you have visited Russia, you'll know what to expect. People you befriend can be very generous. Some service people can treat you very poorly without a bribe. If you're a java junkie, take your own--it can be hard to find, though the black tea in quantity could give you a fix. Inspect your teacups carefully before drinking out of them. Consider packing at least one roll of toilet paper and keeping with you at all times...
Wish I had better information--I imagine it will be hard to come by. This sounds like a great adventure--hope you'll write about here when you get back!
Jun 28, 02, 8:55 pm
I finally took the time to dig out my atlas and find where this place is. Too cool. I always look for out of the way locations to visit. This has inspired me. Next year seems pretty full for me already but I am putting it on my list of places to see.