Category: Travelogue

Russian Orthodox Bell Ringing

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Orchestra of the Russian Orthodox Church Bells will blow your mind away Little did I know, when I went to the Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius, the largest monastery in Suzdal, that I would be treated to a mind blowing performance […]

The Kremlin at Suzdal

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral: Blue domes spangled with gold. Suzdal (Суздаль / सुझ्दाल) is a historic small town near Vladimir, about 200 km from Moscow. It was once the capital of several Russian principalities and has many examples of early […]

Bogolyubovo’s Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Small, simple and off the religious highway makes this place my favorite among the Golden Cities. The Church at Bogolyubovo, probably my favorite in Russia. Away from crowded churches and cathedrals of the Golden Ring circuit is this little church in […]

Blue domes of Bogolyubovo convent

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Bogolyubovo Train station and the convent. The nice thing about Russia (whatever I’ve traveled and heard) is that places are very well connected by buses or trains. They might take longer (and my friend drove me in his car to this […]

Sergiev Posad: Entering the Orthodox Christian circuit

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery My first time attending a service at a Russian Orthodox Church was full of surprises and discoveries. I flew from Sochi to Moscow and met my friend at Moscow’s VDNKh metro station (airports of Moscow are quite smoothly connected to the […]

Random pics from Sochi

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Interesting sights on the streets of Sochi. It’s great to explore a city on foot, possibly the best way to see little things here n there. The streets near the city center are small and jumbled. Walkway along the Sochi-Adler road, […]

Stolovaya No. 17

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Relic of the soviet era, this canteen serves a delicious meal in a minimalist setting. After spending hours visiting the Arboretum and walking back to Sochi town, I was pretty exhausted and I went to this restaurant – Stolovaya No. 17 […]

Frolicking in the Arboretum

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Sochi’s Botanical Garden is a great place to spend hours doing nothing. On my second day in Sochi, I woke up, ate some breakfast and headed straight to the city center following the signs marked “Центр” (Tsentr / त्स् येंतर). I […]

New York city and Chicago

New York City – Manhattan skyline. (April, 2008) I’m going on a short trip to New York City and Chicago starting tomorrow. I’ve scheduled posts for a week or so – something that I am testing for the first time because somehow I have this hangup about the concept of blogging which I feel should […]