Dom na Pogrebakh
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... evil" Russians in relation to Crimea. She believed that the Crimea is still "owned" by Russia as Khrushchev, who was married to a Ukrainian woman and had strong afiliations with the country, just gave it away in 1954. It was an interesting insight, the locals are obviously passionate about their country and sensitive to the perceptions of the west.
Steve joined the rest of the group for a Banya in the afternoon. A Banya is ...
... the somewhat dour exterior to find the life and the heart.
We took our minibus back to Moscow and caught the overnight sleeper train to Novgorod. We shared our 4 berth cabin with an old Russian couple heading home to Novogrod, but that was all the interaction Steve could draw out of them with his, by now, vast Russian vocabulary. They appeared disiclined to engage with the tourists...
I'm not sure if I've set the pin in the right place on the map, sometimes places have two names, and the one we know is actually not listed. Anyhows, I'll figure out the map - we should be going in a circle - it is the Golden Ring after all.
With a late scheduled departure, I awoke early to walk around Suzdal before it woke up. The streets were quiet and it really felt like a provincial town. Time feels it stands still, as a slow pace of ...
... more importantly, the food was fantastic! I ordered a medavykha, which was pleasingly huge (and stronger than I had had before) and for my meal I had a cheesy, meat hotpot cooked in a ceramic pot topped in a bread dough crust smeared with garlic. I finally found decent grub in Novgorod and it was my last meal! At least I know where to go next time. After dinner I made my way back to the hotel, grabbed my pack and walked to the train station. I had booked ...
... bus drivers stop for 5 minutes several times during the journey so he can have a smoke. All the drivers have little icons in their cabins, but given what I've seen on the internet of Russian driving, I think I would want some divine protection.
The roads were a little more...provincial than what I thought thy would be, given that both Pskov and Novgorod are major population centres. But overall a nice drive through some ...
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