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Oct 5, 2017 - Uglich

Attempted another death bed rise to see the quaint town of Uglich. Was able to walk a bit, but then crapped out and had to return to the ship. That said, it was awfully cold - low of 39 and high of 45 and wet. Others were able to visit the home of a local family and really enjoyed the visit.We did walk around and see a local church but then that was it and we soloed back to the ship. As we walked back to the ship through a series of local vendor stalls, Denise saw a sweater/pancho she liked. After we got back to the ship and about 50...

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Volga River Cruise

Oct 6, 2014 - Leaving Uglich

In the morning we visited a Russian family in their home. There was a woman and her 90 year old aunt who lived there. Basically, living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The family had built the house themselves in the 1950’s while working at their jobs. That is, it was built after work and on weekends. Nice garden and plenty of vegetables were being grown. After that we walked through the local market and bought a couple of souvenirs. In the afternoon we attended another lecture on Russian history. This time “Putin, Medvedev and the...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Russian Cruise

Our cruise continues along the Volga River. The weather is still extremely changeable. One minute it's sweaters & coats on, the next it's short sleeved shirts & hot & humid. We've visited numerous towns which many beautiful domed churches in the Kremlin area (town square). Each town (Kizhi, Kirillov, Yaroslavl, Uglich) has a story to tell. They all seemed to be powerful & cultural centers at one time, if the guides are to be believed. At the end of each excursion, we have run into souvenir hawkers. We've had some wonderful Russian baklava...

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Life is a Journey

Jul 20, 2011 - Volga River

July 20th, Wednesday, On the Volga River We awoke sailing up the Volga River, on which we'll sail for 89 miles without any locks. This is very peaceful and with many prosperous looking buildings scattered periodically along the shore. This is the longest river in western Russia, flows 2300 miles to the southeast before emptying into the Caspian Sea, and is navigable for about 2000 miles. "Mother Volga" is thought of as the life blood of Russia, for centuries having served as the chief thoroughfare of Russia and as the lifeline of Russian...

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