Yaroslavl And You

by Brenna Holeman

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Moscow, Russia

I lived in Russia once, a few years ago, in a small city called Yaroslavl. I drank a lot of cherry juice and met a lot of wonderful children and went for long walks along the river, the river that was lined with colourful churches and snack shops. I don’t have time to write about that experience fully at the moment, but after this second time in Russia I am sure I will be bursting at the seams with stories about this fascinating and mysterious country.

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Elis October 25, 2010 - 3:01 am

i don’t know how i stumbled through your website, but i love looking at your pictures and hearing tidbits about your travels (especially when i’ve been to the same places). i was in bulgaria and romania and i drank about 3 gallons of cherry juice during my stay there. must be an eastern european treat because i don’t see it here in the us often.

Brenna October 26, 2010 - 7:58 pm

Yes! I drank it in Romania and Bulgaria, too, as well as other Eastern European countries. I’ve been drinking it hot on this holiday, it’s delicious.

Thanks for reading and for your nice comments!

Veronika October 27, 2010 - 3:02 pm

I’ve been lurking your blog for some time now and I wanted to tell you how much I love it! Your photos are beautiful and are very wanderlust-inducing. Also, I’m originally from Russia and so I’m really excited to hear about your recent trip especially because I might be going on the Trans-Siberian this summer =]

Brenna November 3, 2010 - 5:04 am

Hi Veronika! Thanks a lot for your comment. The Trans-Siberian was one of the greatest adventures I’ve ever done, I would highly recommend it! I’ll try to post some photos soon…

Nadiya May 6, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Cute pictures. I used to eat those Olenka chocolates as a kid all the time. Brings back good memories 😉

Emma July 7, 2016 - 3:34 am

Just had to comment as I also volunteered in Yaroslavl back in 2007…I had the most wonderful yet heartbreaking experiences while there. I have plans to return and visit St Petersburg one day…and maybe even do the trans-siberian 😀


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