Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 12 - Suzdal

Finally...a slower and more casual day!  We got to sleep in, have a later breakfast, and we were off at 11AM.   It was s short drive to the Museum of Wooden Architecture where we were met by our local guide Nadia. We toured several houses, windmills, and barns from the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Next up was the Monastery of Spaso-Efimius with its huge walls, beautiful cathedral and vast gardens. We listened to a tenor quartette sing a magnificent acapella aria and were serenaded by the bell tower in the garden. 

We walked to the kremlin to view the earthen embankments and museum before crossing the river and to a really lovely restaurant for a late linch. 

Afterward we enjoyed free time in the market before individually making our way back to the hotel. This evening we had a potluck snackarama in the lobby of our hotel block. As usual it was Tom and 15 ladies. The other guys hid out in the bar until it was safe. 


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