Tag Archives: Russia

Exploring More of St. Petersburg, Russia

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

On the last day of our stay aboard the Viking Ship Akun we continued with the exploration of St. Petersburg with its palaces, canals and beautiful Baroque architecture. I suppose I could go out on a limb here and say more »

Photo: Exploring St. Petersburg, Russia

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

  Exploring St. Petersburg by water.  Taking a small barge through the canals was a way to see the city from a different prospective. We passed beside great palaces, churches, museums and government building. Here is another view of the more »

A Visit to St. Petersburg…a magical and historical city

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Early in the morning we cruised down the Neva River into the magical and historic city of St. Petersburg. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 this city was and is the artistic and cultural center of Russia. The city more »

Photo: Kizhi Island, Open Air Museum

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Kizhi island is an open air museum consisting of 18th & 19th century log buildings and one of the stops on our Viking River Cruise. In one home a collection of antique samovars…a prize possession in every Russian household.

Kizhi Island…UNESCO World Heritage Site

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

On day 8 we were still cruising north and moving out of the Volga River and into Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe, for our next stop this afternoon Kizhi Island. This morning as we moved further north more »

Photo: Cranberry Sellers in the market of Yaroslavl, Russia

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Cities of the Golden Ring…Cruising the Volga River

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

After three and a half days in Moscow we were moving on. After lunch our ship started moving up the Moscow Canal and into the Volga River. It was surprising how quickly the big city fell away and the rural more »

Colorful Domes of St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square Moscow

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling on the River

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

I was sitting in San Miguel de Allende eating my fish taco when I received a call from my friend Barbara Weibel a fellow traveler and blogger. She had called to invite me to take a river boat cruise through more »

Photo: St. Petersburg Skyline…

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

The one constant in St. Petersburg are the Golden Domes and jeweled facades of Russian churches.  These are the domes of Church of the Savior on Blood.  The church sits on the site where Tsar Alexander II was killed by more »