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... to Jin, still thriving and he hadn't found being in Russia difficult.
Anyway, with some difficulty, we arrived at a banya, under the impression that it would be a public bath house and sauna with lots of people. Apparently not, Russian banyas are cabins housing a sauna room with buckets of birch leaves in hot water; a wet room with a cold water tub and a sitting room where you can relax and have tea with honey.
Not being a homophobe, the idea of ...
... many old traditional wooden homes that are still lived in today. There is a steady trade in trinkets at the street market. Most of it not noteworthy, but they do make some nice wooden Christmas ornaments, felted slippers, birch bark boxes, and lots of mead. We bought a small bottle and we are going to give it a try...you'll have to make do with pictures from ...
... temperature had dropped down to about 6 degrees with a biting cold wind so we were both rugged up for the elements.
We met the rest of the group at 6 pm and we were taken by Olga to a local's house for a bang up dinner. Helen, our Babushka, or grandmother host, was very bubbly and personable but had no English so Olga had to translate. We drank some vodka, toasted friends and family, ...
... and mushroom valenki (larger pirogi i.e. tortellini). They were nothing to write home about. I then wanted to check out some of the many monasteries around the town. I headed up Ulitsa Lenina and first stopped off at the Monastery of the Deposition of the Robe, dating from 1207 it is the oldest monastery in the town. Apart from one church and a huge golden bell tower, the rest of the buildings are in need of some TLC.
I continued heading north until I found ...
... which for a fussy eater like me, is quite a bonus. But we will get to
the food issue later!
So, Suzdal. It is a beautiful small town in a truly amazing setting. We
spent all the time we had walking around as it really was a gem of a town.
There is no shortage of things to do – after visiting all the main sights, you
could go for walks all around the city. The Kremlin, which was founded in the
11th century is over ...