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Suzdal, Vladimirskaya oblast

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia
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Frostbitten Suzdal Suzdal  Russia

Frostbitten Suzdal

Just before 6am, when the sky was still draped in black, my alarm wailed. Groggily, I rolled out of bed and proceeded to put on nearly every article of clothing I had in my possession. The object was to wear as many layers as humanly possible before venturing out into the sub-zero Suzdal morning.

No time for tea or breakfast, I quietly put on my shoes, opened the front door, and was greeted by a hearty blast of frigid air. My initial reaction? "Why didn't I just sleep through my alarm!?!"

But outside I went in spite of the cold. And let me say, it was so so worth enduring the cold!

Suzdal in the early morning was magical.

A wispy low-hanging fog skimmed the surface of the river.

Everything was covered in a generous layer of frost.

It seemed as though I was the only person out and about in town - everything was still and silent.

When I could no longer feel my appendages, I hurried back to my hostel, made a huge pot of tea and went back to bed.