Volga River Cruise travel blog

We docked this morning at Kizhi. It is an island inLake Onega and houses some of the oldest wooden buildings and churches in Russia. We walked around and explored the buildings with our local guide. It was cold and a little windy and drizzly. The temp was 45 degrees.The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The church of the Transfiguration was built without a single nail. It has five concentric circles of onion domes. We went back to the ship around 10:00 a.m. and set sail. Lake Onega is the second largest lake in Europe. As we cruised. we had a Russian language lesson to include the alphabet. After the lesson we went to lunch but both of us are catching colds and are a bit under the weather. We decided to try to nap. We watched a presentation on the Romanovs on the ship channel. Still feeling pretty poorly. Went to the onboard doc who gave Mike a bunch of pills but they could be placebos for some Russian medical experiment.

Sat around while the boat kept moving then went up to the Sky bar for a welcome party (a littlle late) with champagne and caviar. Maybe the welcome party was before lunch. Before dinner went to the Sky Bar for lemon drops and Beluga vodka. Met Nick and Shirley and went to dinner with them. We skipped the post dinner music quiz as we were not feeling better and went to bed.

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