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... as the traffic into Moscow was moving very slowly, "not quite a parking lot yet" was Sergei's comment.
Following Sergei's confirmation of the program for the next 3 days, he followed up with a great commentary on many aspects of Russian life. He indicated that there would be many more religious monuments, cathedrals and churches as Russian Orthodox has been and still is a big part of Russian society. Evidence of the old style of housing from the soviet days could be seen ...
... pottery figures and home made jams etc..p to the restaurant for dinner and we find our selves on the top of a hill looking out over the plains - the very first view we have had of this flat, flat land..its forest and lakes and little towns tucked away with tiled roofs and very medieval still. oh and dont forget the smokestacks there either. However a lovely end to a great day and we tiredly explore the grounds afterwards and head to our big soft comfortable beds.... good night ...
... me just repeating Vladimir? I got in the front seat with Jin just behind as he was still feeling a bit worse for wear. Somehow, Grigor and I talked all the way to Vladimir. He has a lovely wife called Bshkska, and three childrenm Gykjyja, Ptrvkvk and Strtrvtvk, I understood that he was transporting Nagshaprov from Bshkekstan to Klajjorkstan. Most impressive was that he didn't flinch even a little bit every time Jin retched in the back seat.
We eventually made ...
... s, but impressive in its own way. Among several domed cathedrals (take "cathedrals" here to mean small churches), Suzdal has several made completely out of wood. I crossed a narrow wooden bridge to the other side of the river, looking at some other churches along the way. I have heard that Suzdal once had a church for every 12 people in the town, and a quick 360° scan of the area would be more than enough to confirm this statistic. ...
... has manage to maintain an authentic village atmosphere. We headed to another outdoor ethnographical site containing original wooden building from previous centuries. Even the walk to the museum was scenic as we passed many churches with onion-shaped domes (representing flames of candles), which were not destroyed during the soviet years. This museum was a little more engaging than the equivalent in Latvia as the interiors were more fully reconstructed and explained in more ...