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Travel Blogs from Suzdal
... back to Moscow took 5 hours and 45 minutes. In the city it was a nightmare. Traffic here is terrible. No one obeys any traffic laws, lane markers or traffic lights. The police had blocked off the street to the Ritz CArlton because some big wig was coming into the hotel so our car had to stop one block away. The head doorman went to the car and got our luggage so all was well. We are finally settled in for the night!
... was built in 1158 above the Klyazma River. At one time this was decorated with gold and silver and precious stones. The coronation of many Russian princes took place here as well as their burials. The famous icon, the Virgin of Vladimir, was originally here. But taken to Moscow to protect the city from the mongol invasion, the icon stayed there and is now in the Tretyakov Gallery. ...
... some of its small grounds.
Dinner time wasn't too exciting, but a fun group dinner as the 9 of us ventured down the main street without the CEO. While the food wasn't too special, I did get to try one of Suzdal's known drinks: medovukha - which is like a honey cider. Some people here call it mead or honey wine, but it's much closer to a cider. It's quite good and refreshing.
... able to communicate. Despite some technical issues, I was able to print my tickets. The girl was very nice and very helpful and in the end didn't charge me for the printing.
With that job done, I then made my way to the Assumption Cathedral. Unfortunately it was closed by this time but it was very impressive. In the park next to it is a statue of Vladimir Monomakh, the founder of the city. Using the trees as shelter from ...
... a little board and
possibly even disappointed by what we had seen.
Travelling certainly isn’t a holiday as being on the move constantly is
time consuming and stressful, but once you relax into it, it becomes a lot
easier and you don’t tend to let the small things bother you as much – like the
tiny language barrier and the fact that most people’s English is probably about
as good as our Russian!!