Ufa (Union) Hotel
The Russian Federation is not the only country practicing sports betting on horses. It seems the whole world is starting to get into the act. While there are many countries practicing this sport, only a few of them like Russia have managed to grow to significant sizes in recent years. If you take a good look around at the current landscape of world sportbooks, you will find that most are based in either America or in European Union. This is hardly surprising since the latter two areas have had very little economic growth over the past few years.
The capital Ufa region of the Volga River area of Bashkortostan republic is about 1200 kilometres east of Moscow. ” Colors of an Old Beirut” takes a snippet of ancient shophouses, brightly colored horses, and colorful dancers from the 1960s to account for the UFA’s grand space – with dimmed light sometimes making the windows seem to be illuminated from within. It looks like the place has been restored somehow as the traffic passes through the gates. Judging by this, one can assume that the transport hub is a new addition to the town’s transport infrastructure.
In the center of Ufa you will find a giant Mercedes Benz sign – a clue that you’re somewhere in Europe. And judging from the lack of traffic on the road towards Ufa, one must assume that the transport hub is indeed located somewhere in Europe. This is confirmed by a billboard situated in the town square. It shows a huge billboard that reads “Volga-Khrushchaya” – a possible translation for “Commerce-Center”. With such a big billboard promoting the services of Mercedes Benz, it would be very difficult to get to your hotel.
There are many places in and around Ufa and in order to reach your hotel you have to take either a taxi or a bus. Both transport hubs are located just a few kilometres away from each other so it won’t take too long to go between them. But if you’re looking for a little more luxury you’d better get your own car! Otherwise, you’ll have to take buses or taxis to get to Belaya (the nearest city to Ufa). Another hint that you’re in Russia: all the drivers you see driving around are men. Even the taxi drivers are men!
The nearest airport to Ufa is the airport of Ufa. Travelling by train, it’s only about 2.5 hours away. By taxi or bus, you can reach Belaya (the nearest city to Ufa) in just a few hours. And if you’re really lucky, you might even get there by a private car – the town is pretty small, but it still has a bus station and a railway station.
If you’re travelling to Ufa to see the Russian capital, you’re going to have a hard time finding any decent accommodation. Fortunately, the capital of Ufa is called Saint Petersburg and it’s basically a row of little villages on the sea. In those villages, you can find one of three posh, original houses built in the Uralian Ufa region from the 18th century. You’ll probably have to book an apartment in one of them, but it’s definitely worth the trip!