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Rent a car and let's go on a trip to visit Grandfather Frost

Rent a car and let's go on a trip to visit Grandfather Frost

25.12.2015
The idea to rent a car in Moscow and visit Grandfather Frost was an excellent idea.

Warm and rainy weather of the last years suggests to write a complaint to Grandfather Frost. And deliver it yourself, bringing also a present.

Car rental in Moscow

Nowadays it is not hard to rent a car in the capital. There are representatives of the major car rental companies. And local companies have good and decent offers.

So:

  • present your driving license and a passport;
  • pay cash as a deposit or by a credit card;
  • examine the rental car.
Взять автомобиль напрокат – и к Деду Морозу

When you make sure that the car is in good condition, take the keys and go on a trip.

Road rules

Those who travel a lot are aware of road rules and do not "hog". But it is worth reminding you:

  • in build-up areas – 60 km/h;
  • outside build-up areas – 90 km/h;
  • on highways – 110 km/h.

The distance is quite long and you mainly meet haulers on the road, who never refuse to help.

Leaving Moscow – and on the Golden Ring. New Yaroslavskoye Road is wider and easier to drive on.

Sergiyev Posad. The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is a must-see in Sergiyev Posad.

Our next stop – Pereslavl-Zalessky. Lake Pleshcheyevo, to be precise. The Blue Stone is really appealing. As well as Peter's little boat, the first forefathers of the Russian fleet.

Rostov. Its Kremlin, monasteries, built in those times, when it was the patriarch's residence should be seen without rush.

Взять автомобиль напрокат – и к Деду Морозу

Next city on the way is Yaroslavl. We drive slowly past the historical center in the style of the 16-19th centuries.

Then we drive off the Golden Ring. And by the evening we are in Vologda.

In the morning we walk in the center – on the Revolyutsii Square. It is a vast area surrounded by old building fronts. G. Vasilyev, one of the two film directors of the film "Chapaev"(second one was not his sibling, he had the same surname), was born in one of them.

Not far there is an ensemble of Kremlin Square. Ivan the Terrible ordered to built the Vologda Kremlin, where he was planning to live. Its construction lasted a few centuries, creating different style varieties. The Saint Sophia Cathedral, also built in the times of Ivan the Terrible, is a part of this ensemble. Its frescoes (end of the 17th century) were made by craftsmen of Yaroslavl. The Cathedral has a big bell tower and an observation deck. The monument to Batyushkov is located on the square.

Vologda is an amazingly white city (all major buildings are made of white stone). And they are emphasised by white snow.

Взять автомобиль напрокат – и к Деду Морозу

And this beautiful snow reminds us of another place to visit – the museum of lace.

Then we head through Shuyskoye, Totma, Nyuksenitsa to Veliky Ustyug, the residence of the Grandfather Frost. The road is not good, and the one between Totma and Nyuksenitsa is worndown.

Veliky Ustyug is 350km from Vologda. It is one of the oldest Russian northern towns founded in the 13th century. Its oldest part – The old Sobornoye Dvorishche. It is the heart of the town. A unique ensemble of cathedrals founded in the 17-19th centuries are located on the hill, on the banks of the Sukhona River. It perfectly fits into the landscape of the river banks.

we had a definite aim to visit this town. We wanted to see the residence of the Grandfather Frost.

Взять автомобиль напрокат – и к Деду Морозу

The residence is located on the outskirts, in the pine forest. The house of Grandfather Frost is a combination of Old Russian traditions of wooden architecture and modern building materials – shaped glued timber. the Lord of Winter welcomed us in this very place and listened to our weather complaint. He accepted our gift and complaint, promised to contact his colleagues, as he is concerned with this problem too. At the end of our meeting, he invited us to see his zoo. And we accepted thankfully and were very glad to see its inhabitants and the kids.

After all, the way back home. Again Vologda with its squares and whiteness, Yaroslavl with its embankment. Rostov with its Kremlin and Lake Nero, monasteries, and churches of Pereslavl-Zalessky, Lake Pleshcheyevo. And of course, The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.

The idea to rent a car in Moscow visit Grandfather Frost was an excellent idea.

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