FUN-travel: Yaroslavl & Cruising Lake Rybinsk – Day 6 – Uniworld River Cruise

July 10, 2014 by  

Day 8 – Tuesday, July 8 – Yaroslavl & Cruising Lake Rybinsk – blue skies w/big puffy, white clouds – high 70’s  sunrise 0’dark:30 – sunset after 11 pm

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What I LIKE Yaroslavl, Russia 2014 7

  • 6:30 – wake up – typical routine
  • 8:00 – arrive dock
  • 8:30 – tour departs by bus
  • 8:45 – 1st stop – puppet theatre
  • Rather large collection of beautiful handmade puppets
  • some over 100 yrs old
  • performances encompass fairytales for children & dramas for adults
  • 9:45 – 2nd stop – Church of Elijah the Prophet
  • Masterpiece of Orthodox architecture
  • Lavishly adorned 17th century frescoes
  • Yaroslavl founded in 1010
  • Called the “Florence of Russia”(clearly by Russian standards &  not Italian!)
  • City center is UNESCO World Heritage site
  • 10:15 – free time
  • Walk thru local market several blocks long
  • filled w/everything from fresh food to clothing to electronics
  • 10:45 – Russian beer break –  Yarpeevo – 100 rubles =$3
  • 11:10 – bus back to ship – 15 mins
  • Find out we have twice the ship board credit than thought!
  • 12:00 – set sail for Goritsy
  • 12:30 – lunch w/pizza

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  • 3:00 – massage
  • 4:30 – nap
  • 6:15 – Uniworld Cocktail Reception for previous cruise passengers

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    UNESCO Site

  • 6:45 – photo op – grand statue – Volga Mother
  • Just outside of lock #9
  • 7:15 – dinner – more just so so food & wine
  • Eat with nice couple from South Africa
  • Mid cruise survey left on bed
  • 11:30 – take sleeping pill

What I DON’T LIKE

  • City not nearly as pretty as Florence
  • Food is too repetitive & not up to Uniworld standards on their ships
  • Not real pizza – Russian idea of it
  • Russian massage way different than ever had before

FUN-fact – The Rybinsk Reservoir was the largest manmade lake in the world at 1737 square miles when formed in 1941.

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