Park Inn Veliky Novgorod
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We are in the Russian city of Veliky
Novgorod which is about 3 hours up the track on the way to Moscow. It was our first train ride with many more to come.
The main attraction here is the Kremlin or old walled city. The walls are made of brick and are wonderfully preserved. Inside are a number of beautiful buildings with the most impressive ...
... of the history of Russia dating back to the 10th C. There are a cluster of 7 churches around the old market place. In the Middle Ages the merchants were not allowed to build with stone as this was reserved only for churches, and thus their wooden warehouses burnt down every couple of years. They improvised and built big churches, where most of the building was actually the warehouse and only a small section was used for worship. ...
... Still felt bored so I decided to head back to town. Back in town I grabbed what turned out to be the worst coffee ever and the plainest, least chocolatey chocolate cake ever. Bad run of food continues! Still had some time to kill so I went and sat in the Kremlin and wrote some postcards. There was ************e around so it was quite relaxing. After posting them off at the post office across the river, I went to check out a very old church on that ...
... body initially could be joined by any male citizen and meetings called by any of them too. The prince (knyaz) was increasingly restricted in what he could and couldn't do. Numerous time the veche threw out the ruling prince and asked someone else to rule instead. Only in Pskov was this system mirrored. The meetings of the veche often grew heated and fights would break out between the different factions.
I won't bore you all too ...
... on a stone slab that was heated by the stove. No padding either. Some of the most expensive items we saw in the house were a mirror, a potato grater, and two chests.
After the wooden museum we ate dinner at the hotel we stayed at and departed for St. P. I got home around 7:30 pm Sunday.
Well that does it for this post. I'll be doing another one about my classes later tonight!
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility