Travel Blogs from Novgorod
... at that time were churches. So they all applied to build a church - and used it as a warehouse :) One of the churches - St Paraskevas - patron saint of single girls - rumored that if they ran around it three times, that they would find a husband. It still has a worn path around it :) Although another rumor was that if you wanted a divorce... You could run around it in the opposite direction :) After the tour, we went to a ...
... once a nice market; now it is a cheap market akin to a mall in a ghost town. Near the building, we caught a bus up to the Kremlin, which we walked through and around. We then walked up the main pedestrian/shopping street for a while before stopping at restaurant with a rooftop terrace for some drinks. We talked of many things, notably the stereotypes that most Westerners have of Russia, and how far-off they truly are. Valerie does not like ...
... on a narrow bush track. It was clear he wanted to practice his English. I was happy to oblige despite only needing his directions for a shorter time.
The queue was a 15 minute wait to get the 50 rouble (AUD$1.20) one way ticket. I wasn't sure if it was one way or not at the time.
After some great views over the river I alighted on the other side and immediately went to ticket office to buy my return. I was a little anxious as it was 21:00 and ...
... wing. Two hours later with a couple of 'no room at the inn' scenarios he found me a cheap but clean and friendly establishment in the linguistic students college (albeit after a lot of laughs and my broken Russian). I'm really feeling my lack of language now that I've left my English speaking friends in SPb and Moscow).
I said goodbye to Yuri. Such an unassuming and helpful man. I'll probably never see him again.
My Russian is being ...
... the log cabin style of construction. From the 9th century Novgorod served as the centre for the infant Russian state, influenced greatly by the Viking invaders from the north and northwest. The village was dedicated to the architectural style from the 16th to the 18th centuries. There were agrarian folk houses and amazing churches. And inside women in 16th, 17th or 18th century period ...
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