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... rivers. The Kremlin was built in the 16th century but quite a bit of it has had to be reconstructed. For 120 roubles I was able to walk along the top of the walls which gave fantastic views of the city and the Volga river. After walking about 2/3 of the walls, I came back down by the main entrance gatehouse where there was a display of WW2 military vehicles, including a T34 tank and a Katusha rocket launcher. ...
... town but it was closed. I then checked out one last museum in the kremlin, the archbishop's palace. An interesting display and for once a decent amount of English information. I then headed off for my last meal in Novgorod. I was determined to find good food. I checked the tourist centre website (excellent place both online and in person) and decided on a place called Dezhveny. And I hit the jackpot! A restaurant decorated and themed on medieval ...
... the history, but suffice it to say, its a pet subject of mine.
I got to the bus station with plenty of time, bough another delicious breakfast from Blinechka, and waited for the bus. The mornings were surprisingly cold in Pskov. First time I. Russia that I was able to see my breath. The seasons are definitely changing. The bus arrived and we set off. The drive was largely uneventful. I think Russia is the only place I know of ...
... good English.
There should be pictures on this entry, and I added some to the last one as well.
Overall it's been good. The language barrier is significant, but we've learned a few key words and phrases and we're able to buy our bus tickets, get on the right bus and things like that. The Russian people seem abrupt, but they've all been very willing to point us in the right direction, which is very nice ...
... market place wanted to build stone warehouses to protect and store their goods. However, the archbishop would only allow people to build stone structures if they were churches. So the shop owners agreed to build churches in the market place and they simply used the lower floors as warehouses and the very top floors or the spirals as places of prayer. Neat-o!!
We then went to visit the fort of Novgorod or the ...
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