Travel Blogs from Suzdal
... summer church) and a smaller church , the Church of the Resurrection ( the winter church). There were always two churches built beside one another, a larger one for summer and a smaller one for winter. We also saw a the house of a poor farmer. It was essentially one room the was bedroom, kitchen, dining room and living room.
We then went to the Convent of the Intercession which was founded in 1364 and ...
Last night we arrived in Moscow aboard the Air Astana flight which was very nice and took almost 5 hours from Almaty. We arrived at the Ritz-Carlton and there was some confusion regarding our reservation and we ended up in a 2500 sq ft. suite that was absolutely gorgeous. Needless to say we slept very well.
This morning we were met by Nadia, our guide from our previous Moscow ...
We seem to be under quite a massive cloud system as the cloud and rain stayed consistently even 250km away in Suzdal where we are spending the night. With breaks, the drive took nearly 6 hrs, but chalk it up to Russian traffic jams that meant cars were pretty much at a standstill.
On our dreary drive, we stopped by the city of Vladimir, which used to be the capital of Russia. With just ...
... I took some quick photos. The cathedral and park are on the edge of a massive hill overlooking the lowlands. I never knew Vladimir was situated so high up. Its no wonder Monomakh chose this site.
By now it was nearly 6pm and I still hasn't sorted out accommodation for the night. I made my way back to the train station and managed to book a room in the komnaty odykhy (resting rooms). The most basic of rooms, but for only ...
... was an interesting experience. We got to the bus
station in Moscow, bought our ticket and waited to board our bus. At the
appropriate time, we edged our way forward to get onto the age old transporter,
only to get to the front of the queue and be shouted at in Russian. After much
one way discussion, we realised that, although we each had a ticket, our
luggage didn’t! So Sean had to find the luggage ticket office and buy our bags