Rizhskaya Hotel

25 Prospect, Pskov, North-West Russia, 180016, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pskov

Of Archery, Swordfighting and...Didgeridoos???

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian


... their length. The gatehouse was set at an angle to the walls so any invaders could be exposed to fire from 3 directions. They have reconstructed part of the wooden covered walkway that stood atop the walls and for 40 roubles (just over a dollar) you can climb a tower and stroll the walls. Once up there, I could only imagine being on guard during winter here, wrapped in thick furs and snow all around. You'd be glad of the covered walkways then! The view of the countryside was ...

Out With The New, In With The Old

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian


... through the suburbs of the city which contrast with the historical centre quite a bit. Those areas are much less historical and look like the outer suburbs of any major city. We were soon out in the countryside which was flat but green. Large tracts of birch and pine forests by the tracks. I passed the time writing and reading Anna Karenina. The sun soon went down and I started feeling very tired but I didn't want to ...

Yusupov Palace and the Russian Folklore Show

A travel blog entry by karenshaver


... on because we are not at work, it is not snow, and we are in an exotic and stunning city. The tour manager treated us to cabbage pie and champagne ( I know a strange combination) for dinner then off to the folklore show. This was not the corny audience participation type of show but an incredibly professional and entertaining spectacle. The athleticism of the dancers and the sumptuous costumes made for a great night. Tomorrow we tour the Hermitage museum and then board a train for ...

Pskov: Pushkin's Russia

A travel blog entry by jginsburg


... to the Pechory Monastery, which dates back to 1473, and is quite colorful.

All in all it was a fun weekend excursion. I think everyone enjoyed getting out of the city and being able to spend time outside. The weather was lovely – spring is finally here – and so it was a very enjoyable time.

Thank you to everyone who is following along! This has been an adventure, and I can’t believe it is coming to an ...

Bread and Circuses

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey


... a sumo wrestler. At home, I had just started eating oatmeal for breakfast, and before that, I had quite happily lived with no breakfasts for a number of years, despite the best efforts of my parents. Russia turned all that on its head. Yogurt, bread, cheese, kasha, blinchiki, draniki...the list goes on. Breakfast suddenly went from that thing I ate on the run to a proper sit-down meal with three courses.

Don't even get me started on dinner. Let's just say ...

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