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Travel Blogs from Suzdal
... 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.
... I took some quick photos. The cathedral and park are on the edge of a massive hill overlooking the lowlands. I never knew Vladimir was situated so high up. Its no wonder Monomakh chose this site.
By now it was nearly 6pm and I still hasn't sorted out accommodation for the night. I made my way back to the train station and managed to book a room in the komnaty odykhy (resting rooms). The most basic of rooms, but for only ...
... like paradise!
Woke up around 9, showered and then went in search of breakfast. What I thought was mist was in fact misty rain. Pulled out the ole raincoat which managed to fit over my day pack too. The dirt road had turned rather muddy overnight so I was very glad for my Vivo boots. Grabbed a couple of very yummy pastries for breakfast from a tiny cafe in the Gostiny Dvor (trading arcade). That and a bottle of water cost me 50 roubles (about $1.50). A welcome ...
... quite squished. The bus ride to Suzdal takes about 45 minutes and the main bus stop is 2km out of town. Once there, however, you can pay the bus driver an extra 13 roubles and he takes you into town. Not sure why you just can't buy a ticket into town to begin with, but in Russia, it's best not to ask such things.
Once the bus dropped me off in the centre of town, I couldn't believe where I was standing. Suzdal is a small, ...
... you are travelling with someone, and in
a hostel, you will always find someone to talk to. We have met some amazing
people in hostels, people who we are still friends with today. Another obvious
reason is of course cost. You can spend 1 month in a hostel and spend the same
amount of money in 1 week in a hotel. Most hostels have kitchens, or some sort
of cooking facility, which means that you don’t always have to go out in search