Sunday, January 10, 2016
We were both relieved that we woke up alive the next morning. We walked over to Peter and Paul Fortress. It was a long walk for how cold it was, but I'm sure it would be nice in the summer. It was really cool to see the frozen river though. There were a lot of people on the ice and every time we saw them we would imagine what it would be like to fall through.
I liked Peter and Paul Fortress because it's where the Romanov family is buried.When I was in 9th grade I loved learning about the Romanov's and the Russian Revolution so it was really cool to finally be in a place that has history. When we left the church we were really too cold to see much more so we decided to leave and head somewhere else.
Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines because it was right near our hostel. They museum not only has arcade games, but it also has a small cafe. You also get old Soviet coins to play the games! Unfortunately, some of the games weren't working, but it was still really cool. Also, I'm sorry for the quality of my pictures. It was so cold that it took a while for my lens to defrost so some of the pictures are kind of blurry.
State Russian Museum. The museum is different from the Hermitage because it's all Russian artists. It was really confusing to figure out where to go though after we dropped off our coats. We got lost a few times, even with Katherine speaking Russian. I LOVE modern art, so I was surprised there was modern art in this museum. There was also a display of different ethnic Russian art and artifacts.
Evrasia. Katherine and I (and our friend Alessia when she was living in Ufa) get sushi every Sunday, so we still got to continue our sushi Sunday tradition! The sushi here was REALLY good. We finished dinner by going all out and getting dessert!
We ran out of ideas and it was getting late so we went back to the hostel to charge our phones and wait for our taxi. Two girls in our hostel were from Ufa and they actually went to the English school I teach at. It's weird how things happen like that. We didn't see Carrie the rest of the night, but when we called our taxi the license plate number was 666! It was a really funny way to end our trip!