It's also full of linden trees, which in early summer gives the entire town a subtle fragrance and which my mother discovered that she loved in this town (she would have been happy to stay here for the rest of the trip!). And then there are the chickens.
|Wild strawberries are common in Russia and even sold on the side of the street!|
How to get to Suzdal:
The basic trick to getting to Suzdal is figuring out how to get to Vladimir (below). You can use RZD.ru to find a train that will get you there (between 800-1000r), but another alternative is to go by bus. It's less than half the price, but it doesn't add too much time to the trip. Another excellent guide to getting there can be found on Godzilla Hostel's website, which also happens to be an excellent place to stay while visiting.
Next week we start on the true transsiberian leg of the trip when we leave Suzdal to catch the train in Vladimir which will take us some 1,500+ miles over 52 hours to Tomsk in Siberia.