Old Estate Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... We first walked past the Emajoe [mother] River. She pointed out the Stone Bridge as 'another marvelous example of Soviet architecture, a common complaint worldwide about the lack of communist flair.
We continued into the town square. There were not many people around which was nice. I spent as much time taking pictures as listening to Marillee. She was reminding me, Michelle and Angela, of our Uzbek guide who gave way too much ...
... in this lot but things could still change. Hmm, if I said you were special I would have to say the same thing about the Guru!
Wonder if the stay on Saameraa Island should be shortened to a day, leaving c 1400 and staying overnight in Parnu. The full day in Tartu looks good, presumably the second half of which will be on our own.
Final packing pretty much done and a half hour to waste, a length too short to really do anything with due to ...
... bus turned up on time and 45 minutes latest I got off at Izborsk.
Izborsk is one of the oldest towns in Russia, first settled by Varangian (basically Vikings headed east) adventurers in the 10the century. Today it is a sleepy village that has the remains of the oldest Kremlin (fortress) in Russia. After a short walk north from the bus stop I found the Kremlin. It was absolutely stunning. The stone walls are quite high and several metres thick, and encompass numerous ...
... towns in Russia. So I'm going from one of the newest towns straight to the oldest. The train left Vitebsky Station at 6:45. I booked myself a window seat so I could see the countryside. There were six seats to a compartment and all the seats in mine were occupied. As the train left the station, I felt a sense of excitement that my journey was continuing but still a little sad to be leaving St Petersburg.
... of duels – 29 in total) and his death is considered a catastrophe for Russian literature. He is buried at Svyatagorsky Monastery, quite close, and we visited his grave as well.
We also visited Izborsk, a town near Pskov with one of the oldest stone fortresses in all of Russia (the largest tower was built in 1330). The fortress afforded lovely views of the countryside and, as I love castles, it was fun to walk around. We ...