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... I assured him that it was the same road from Yekaterinburg and that it goes through the Ural Mountains, then south, west to Moscow, I felt very confident that we were still on the right road.
As the road became sand, we convinced ourselves that there was road work being conducted in this area. But, when the sand became mud and tractor ruts, we were starting to question our iPad.
"Yes, no problem, we're still ...
... Russians. The settlement predates written history but is known from 859 when the Vikings settled here. It became a significant city as it opened Western Europe to China and India via rivers and lakes from the Baltic and then through to the Volga. The princes from here moved to Kiev and established that as the capital of the Russian people - an historical background to the present day relations between Russia and Ukraine. There are a lot of significant and ...
... and very we'll situated. The highlight of the day was having a meal with a local family. As the lady works during the day the meal was set for 20:30 we had time to circumnavigate the ancient kremlin (fort) of the city's nod enjoy some the sights of the ancient city. Very evocative views. The gleaming cupolas of Saint Sophia Cathedral peeking over the kremlin walls. Tomorrow I have a local guide to take me into ...
... into the change room....
So this went on for about an hour and a half and it was actually quite enjoyable. Not sure how hygienic it all was but definitely a good experience. Could imagine doing it in the middle of winter when it's minus 35 to get your heart racing. Ilya told me that it's more for older blokes as the young uns have moved on from these practices. It's certainly a good way to chat with your friends and neighbours.
After wandering around Yaroslav's court, I went and grabbed a quick bite for lunch, I jumped on a boat for a cruise down the Volkhov River. 400 roubles for 2 hours. The scenery was beautiful. We passed Gorodische, the stronghold where Rurik, the first Varangian Ruler supposedly ruled from. On the opposite bank was Yuriev monastery, very old and very beautiful. The boat got to the entrance to Lake Ilmen but sadly turned around. The Volkhov and ...