Suzdal

Today, we went to Suzdal, which is one of the Golden Ring towns. This is one of the most ancient towns in Russia and has the most churches per capita in Russia. There is one church for every 12 people. It is such an adorable tiny town, with babuszkas sitting on benches in their gardens drinking tea.

We made this a day trip, which it really shouldn’t be because the buses ended up being super slow and our trip there took five hours. I got some great shots and went to a tiny little church, where women in outfits akin to a burka were singing psalms and I got a chance to light a candle in prayer for my family and friends. It was a beautiful day.

Our plan has changed now because we have decided to go to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal and the train there only leaves on odd days. The time here is going by SO fast, especially when you include train rides For example, tomorrow when we leave for irkutsk and lake baikal, the train ride takes 77 hours. So hopefully we’ll get on the 23:00 train to Irkutsk tomorrow and make it by Saturday morning. It’ll be interesting to be without a shower for three days!

I should get to bed, I need to be up early because Sharon decided on a little detour to the chocolate factory. Yum! I hear Russia has really good chocolate, so I’m excited to finally try some.

2 comments
Ray
Ray

Just think -- you've probably spent more time exploring Russian ghettos than those in NYC or Chicago!I didn't know Russian chocolate was all that renowned, hopefully it will be better than the Russian tap water!

HyperX
HyperX

You don't eat Russia's chocolate. It eats you.