Monthly Archives: January 2011

Around the World in 50 days – Kostroma, Vladimir and Suzdal

Kostroma Kostroma was ruled by one of Konstantin of Rostov‘s numerous brothers (Vladimir) in the 13th century and was sacked by the former for that reason. As a reminder, Konstantin, called “the Wise,” battled his brothers after their father’s death, … Continue reading

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Around the World in 50 days – Rostov and Yaroslavl

Rostov the Great We continue on our journey around the Golden Ring the next day, heading for Rostov the Great, on the shores of Lake Nero.  The city was ruled by Yuriy Dolgorukiy in the 12th century and Konstantin the … Continue reading

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Around the World in 50 days – on to the Golden Ring

The last day of the cruise is melancholy. I’ve enjoyed the trip so much that I wouldn’t mind turning around and doing it all over again. As we float down the canals, we go through locks, see people fishing, and … Continue reading

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