Sunday, August 20, 2006

Nizhny Novgorod - Нижний Новгород

August 18th - 21st

Nizhny Novgorod, formally known as Gorky (during soviet times) after it's most famous writer, is located south east of Moscow on the banks of the Volga.

This town is also well known (within Zhenia's family circle) for being the home of the Bochova family of which Alla "the boss", had offered to give us a bed while we were in town.

From left to right, a very excited Zhenia, Alla, Sveta and Pasha.

Our first day was spent, in order, sleeping, sightseeing, drinking and eating. Here is a picture from inside the Kremlin's (yes, this town has one too) barricades. The pic above is the view from the Kremlin walls.

Here Zhenia wrestles for a beardy kiss above the banks of the Volga.

Alla, Zhenia and err, Zhenia (Sveta's flatmate) overlooking the......Volga!

Pasha, the handsome devil, carries home an enormous watermelon for dessert. Needless to say, we've eaten very well here.

Saturday afternoon was spent at the strangely named Central Switzerland Amusement Park. We strolled around the forest of Silver Birch, ate roasted chicken and had a hoot. Alla revealed some hidden skills with a rifle!


Jerry said...

What a gorgeous photo of Nizhny Novgorod. Looks like a painting. Bravo.

As usual, you both look great.

Anonymous said...

The photos are gorgeous. Glad to see you two so happy and tan. I'm digging Tom's beard. I've got one myself, but it isn't nearly as robust as Lyon's...see you in asia lovlies...

Anonymous said...

Hi there

Glad you're all having fun, the page is a always good read and I'm enjoying the photos too.

All the best!!

Paddy x

"hey snake you image is such a mess, since the dawn of time you've been given bad press, now your profile's so low it's hard to believe, just cos of that party with Adam and Eve. Never mind baby slide over here, help yourself to a gerbil and I'll have a beer, relax I know you don't speak with forked tongue, it's the reptiles in suits that are the problem!!" Lol :)

Anonymous said...

Pasha? Pavleek!! Oh my god, they look exactly the same except with a lot more facial hair and hair dye. I wish I could post a picture when we were all around 3 or 4. That would have been a great comparison. Love ya two love birds, ciao!!
Fellow SW, Sasha

Anonymous said...

Thanks for "handsome devil" it made my happy for a while!
2Sasha: All except Mom calls me Pasha long years :) I think we'll meet in two months, I'll be in USA in September-October. You can e-mail me