The town reminds me of a historical theme park, because it’s presented to cleanly and welcoming. There are souvenir shops on every corner it seems. My friend got a good deal of six souvenir shot glasses for 180 rubles, which would mean 20 rubles each glass. That’s less than 50 cents per glass. Plus, they make great presents. In addition, Suzdal offers a lot more. The town is famous for its tasty pickles and honey drinks.
We went on an excursion, from which I learned that older village churches are often built in pairs: “cold” and “warm. During the summer, people visit the “cold” church, while during the winter, people can worship in the “warm” church. What a nice concept! Our guide was explaining how moss was incorporated in the building of the warm churches to regulate the temperature. During that time, I was wondering what it was like for people who had allergies back then, but I’m guessing people didn’t really deal with this problem back in the day, haha.
Anyhow, I keep wanting to apologize for the lack of details. There’s just so much I want to cover, but I can’t do it justice without seeing y’all in person! 🙂 Here are just some of the photos from the beginning of the trip; my camera died in the first hour, so the rest are sitting in my phone now. Will upload later!
Thanks for reading. And hope to see y’all soon enough. 🙂