Volga River Cruise travel blog

Sailed out of St. Petersburg last night. Sailed through the largest lake in Europe - Lake Ladoga - 6,900 sq. miles - last night and landed in Mandrogi around 12:30 today. Beautiful little community on the river. An old village with many craftsman and log cabin buildings. There were artists painting enamel, carving various items from birch bark, a blacksmith, laquer painting, Many Matroyshka stacking dolls, candy, felted items and other types of art. Leaving soon and I believe we will be at sea all day tomorrow, and ending up at Kizhi on Lake Oneda (second largest lake) sometime on Tuesday. The river is beautiful. Many, many trees along the banks and the leaves are all turning fall colors. After we sail there is a "meet your neighbor" champagne activity, followed by cocktail hour, dinner and then a trivia game of some sort. Not sure what tomorrow will hold, especially if we are at sea, but they seem to find ways to keep us entertained.

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