Moscow

Moscow, the sightseeing tour in the rain

[ Aug.2017 ] On the second day in Moscow in Russia, it was cold and raining. We had a sightseeing tour in the morning led by Masha, the same guide as the day before. Masha…

Moscow

Walking outside of the Kremlin in Moscow

[ Aug.2017 ] After visiting the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Kremlin in Moscow, most of our tour members went continued on for the optional tour to see the treasures in the Armory, but we…

Moscow

Finally, Moscow

[ Aug.2017 ] In the afternoon of the eighth day of our cruise tour in Russia, we finally arrived in Moscow, our last destination. Soon after we arrived, our Kremlin tour started. The local guide…

Uglich

The bell tower of Kalyazin and Moscow Canal

[ Aug.2017 ] Our cruise trip in Russia continues. After leaving Uglich, we saw a clear-cut tall tower on the water. This is known as the Bell Tower of Kalyazin which used to be a…

Uglich

Uglich, the town of Tsarevich Dmitry

[ Aug.2017 ] On the seventh day of our cruise tour in Russia, our boat called at Uglich, a town on Volga River. The tour started at 8:30 in the morning when the weather was…

Yaroslavl

Sightseeing in Yaroslavl, the second part

[ Aug.2017 ] The symbol of Yaroslavl in Russia is a bear. One of them was sitting on the bench in the town. The legend says that when Yaroslav the first founded this town, the…

Russia

Sightseeing in Yaroslavl

[ Aug.2017 ] Six days after leaving Saint Petersburg on our cruise holiday in Russia, our boat went through the large reservoir Rybinsk and onto the famous Volga River at last. The Volga is the…

Kirillov

Goritsy and Kirillov

[ Aug.2017 ] Our cruise ship in Russia went on from Lake Onega down south to Lake Beloye. Lake Beloye means ‘white lake’, but the water was muddy brown. It was at least paler than…

Kizhi Island

Refreshing Kizhi Island

[ Aug.2017 ] During our cruise tour in Russia, the place I liked most was the Kizhi Island. Our boat entered Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe from the Svir River and went…

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