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Travel Blogs from Novgorod
Exiting the hotel, I made a beeline for the Kremlin. It was not long before the great brick walls loomed before me. I had seen pictures before of course but seeing it in person was something else entirely. I couldn't believe I was standing there! The massive red brick walls date from the 14th century for the most part but they replaced earlier …
This morning I say goodbye to Pskov and travel to see my dream destination: Veliki Novgorod
When I first became fascinated with Russia, it was Novgorod that drew my eye the most. Why, I'm not sure. But it has a very interesting history. It is one of oldest cities in Russia and still has the oldest stone building in the whole country. …
... is the colonnade on the river bank. There are still 5 churches from the 11th century onwards in Yaroslav's Court. I managed to catch an archaeological dig going on behind the Cathedral of St Nicholas which was awesome. Sadly I don't speak enough Russian to understand a lot of what Alexei the dig director was telling me. The coolest thing I saw though were two ends of wooden water pipes they had found sticking out of the walls of the trench. ...
... fare, which was both spartan and "oochin" (tasty). There was some robust discussion about Russia and politics, and it seems not everyone was happy to see the end of communism. Nina just happened to be an actual card carrying communist, and we actually saw the card. Not much on offer in the way of nightlife in Novgorod, so we had a room party, getting to know everyone better. The breakup of our group is a follows...2 from WA, one from Adelaide, one from FNQ, and 6 from Melbourne. It ...
88;од. Veliky Novgorod. Novgorod the Great.
As part of the program, we go on several excursions, and this past weekend we went to the ancient city of Novgorod, one of the oldest cities in Russia. About three hours away from St. Petersburg, Novgorod is a beautiful city, and the history is quite incredible.
Novgorod began as a trading post and became one of ...
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