Tag: Novgorod

Novgorod,Valday, St Petersburg

The bus left Novgorod at 6.50 and sunrise around 9.15 (due Valday 9.20) so got to see dawn as we neared valdaisky national park which was a fairyland of snowy forest and snowy wooden dachas. Valday is smaller than I imagined but pretty with…

St Petersburg and Velikhy Novgorod 2

This morning again found very helpful Russians when I got off bus in the wrong place and additional bonus – a visit to¬†Peryn Skete¬†and church of ‘The Nativity of our Lady’ which is very peaceful with a friendly monk and had tiny chat about…

St Petersburg & Velikhy Novgorod 1 – it is ok to visit in November

Russians as beautiful, friendly and helpful as ever. Flew in yesterday afternoon and was recommended Faberge museum which has late opening hours on Saturday (different museums have late openings on different days). The art & craftwork in all of the museum is fantastically intricate….