When I was planning my trip to my motherland, I decided to travel a little bit around the old Russian towns. Yaroslavl is more than 1000 years old. This place is called Strelka, where the city was initially founded.
The buildings are really lovely. There are numerous churches scattered around the town.
Gosh, I missed it! This is Varenyky, which is a traditional Ukrainian dish. They are a kind of stuffed dumplings. There are hundreds variations, mine were with cottage cheese and blueberries. DELICIOUS! These were found in a Ukrainine restautrant downtown. I absolutely loved the interior.
If you think I was smart enough not to order anything else, you are so wrong!
This is Borsch or the beetroot soup. It was served in a loaf of bread – yes, theoretically speaking, I could have eaten the plate, but in reality, I was too full.
Birch trees. The classic symbol of Russia.
This is actually a trash container. I called it a “trash cannon”. The idea is genius!
And, of course, a piece of knitting. I spotted this tree in an alley. It’s covered with a knitted huge “sock”. The table on the tree had the note “Just to make you smile” and the name of the furniture store. I have nothing against this kind of advertisement!
I feel very grateful to my parents for organizing this trip for us!