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Sep 14, 2017 - Moscow to Suzdal

Travelled by minibus to the town of Suzdal, which has been preserved as a medieval town. Depending on which guide you listen to (???) there are either 33 or 52 churches in the town with a population of only 10 000. A rainy afternoon, which didn’t matter too much as we went for a tasting of Honey Mead, which the town is famous for. We tried 10 different varieties, but I didn’t especially like any of them. In the evening we walked to dinner, at the home of a local

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Beijing to Berlin

Aug 18, 2011 - Suzdal

Suzdal isn't a stop on the Trans Siberian route, in fact it doesn't even have a train station, but it's easily the best place I've been so far in Russia. 35km north of Vladimir, or a squashy one hour bus ride,will find you in this little rustic gem of a town. The gently winding waterways,the flower drenched meadows and dome spotted skyline make this the perfect fairytale setting. We stayed for a couple of nights at a home stay of a lovely Russian family who spoke not a word of English yet somehow manage to run their business solely through...

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Jun 30, 2011 - Train to Suzdal

4:15 am train attendant woke me up (i hadn't realised that I had slept at all). Train stopped at Vladamir, minibus took us to Suzdal. Here we had breakfast in a local house which was fun. Suzdal is a largely unspoiled medeival town with many remaining wooden churches & buildings. In evening returned to Helena's home where we had a typical Russian meal: salsd, Borscht, blini with minced meat stuffing. During the meal a series of vodka toastws were drunk:'to the group meeting here...', 'to health...'., 'to love...'.. By this time everyone was...

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Jun 29, 2011 - Train from St Petersburg to Suzdal

DONT FORGET TO CLICK ON THE RUSSIAN MAP BACK AT THE HOME PAGE TO SWITCH FROM THE BALTICS TO THE TRANS SIBERIAN RAIL MAP. The overnight train was a bit flash, very comfortable with a well equipped dinig cart. We embarked on this journey at 5.20pm, arriving early this morning, 5am. We were met by a rpivate transfer for the hour long drive to Suzdal, checking straight into the hotel and crashing for a few hours! by 9am we headed off down the road to a locals house for a traditional Russian breakfast of cottage cheese pikelets, rhubarb juice...

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Jun 5, 2010 - Vladimir to Suzdal Russia

Saturday 5th June 2010 - day 3 on the train - smoked sardines for breakfast - should be getting off the train in 5 1/2 hours or earlier - feel as if I never want to see these clothes again - been in them for 3 days and nights - had Deb for lunch and that is about it for the food. Got out of train this morning at Kirov Pass about 4am - grain crops sown, pretty purple wild flowers, garden beds between train line and grain paddocks. 12.50 pm local time now and I have packed up, only 4 bags now - rid of the 'food bag'. Looking forward to moving...

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Aug 15, 2008 - Vladímir

Llegué entonces antier a esta considerada joya de lo que se conoce como golden ring, es una antigua capital rusa de hecho; tampoco aquí fue fácil conseguir hotel en horas nocturnas, y en el conseguido no funcionaron las tarjetas para incrementar mi preocupación. Ayer en la mañana lo primero que hice fue buscar un centro público de llamadas, e invertí toda la mañana en comunicarme con los bancos en América. La tarjeta gringa fallaba porque al notar el sistema una primera operación en un pueblo de Rusia (Nóvgorod), ésta fue bloqueada; este...

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Jul 9, 2005 - Rojestvo Dairy

Yesterday Shan, Nancy, and I went on a road trip to the village of Rojestvo near the city of Vladimir where there is a brand spanking new 2000 head dairy farm under the management of an American couple, the Grams. The couple has only been here six months, have no Russian language training, and have two very small children. What with the culture shock and the strain of starting a new operation in Russia they were understandably very stressed out last time that Shan and Nancy had visited them a few months ago. However, they seem to have...

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Gove Goes to Russia

Jun 3, 2005 - Three Days on a Train

What do you do for Three Days on a train in the middle of Siberia? Drink, Sleep and play cards. Quite drunk the first night with Nigel from the trip and a few new mates Alex, Dima, Tana & Anya. All great people. After four bottles of vodka I had to send Nigel home, for the girls to tidy him up before I got back. The guards thought we should all go home. Had to do some sleeping the next day. And had to leave a fair tip at the next visit to the restuarant car. The scenery is similar for the entire length. No real mountains not even the Urals....

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May 16, 2005 - Mission to Moscow!

I've suceeded where Hitler and Napolean have failed - I've reached Moscow!!! Actually I've been here for five days and I'm leaving tonight, but since my hostel doesn't have the internet its taken me a while to write a journal entry. The lack of internet is the least of problems with the Moscow Travellers Guest House. It can be found ten floors up in Stalinist skyscraper (affording you fantastic views of railway tracks and chimney smoke). It is is situated in the lovely 'Brixton' district of Moscow - on the walk home yesterday I passed used...

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Sep 13, 2004 - Suzdal - "back in time"

One metro, two buses, 5 hours later... the travelling quartet arrive in Suzdal, 1st of the Golden Ring towns nearby to Moscow. The trusty Lonely Planet (LP) says of this little town of no more than 12k people, "... you will have to pinch yourself in Suzdal, to be reminded that you have not slipped back in time to medieval Russia..." Certainly the pace, decour, landscaping and impression put me back in medieval times, however we all somehow managed to escape with pinch bruises. Nice town, pretty churches, monastaries etc etc etc (and it's...

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Nils Travels 2004



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