Russia has some beautiful sites, and sights.
Here is a beautiful blog on just one area of Russia.
My current home of Yaroslavl is part of Russia’s Golden Ring, a cluster of beautiful and ancient towns that remain a point of pride for Russians. Just two years ago, Yaroslavl celebrated its 1,000th birthday. She looks pretty darn good for her age (though I think she’s had some work done).
As expected, the city is full of oh-so-Russian orthodox churches with colorful onion domes peeking out over the skyline everywhere you look.
The center of the old city comes to a point at the “strelka”, at the confluence of two rivers: the Volga and the Kotorosl’. There, you can find gardens, fountains, monuments, and of course a beautiful view of the water.
The churches and fountains and parks are magnificent, of course, but also easy to find with a Google search of Yaroslavl. What interests me more is what falls between the sight-seeing cracks.
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