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Zaraysk 2020

August gave so much energy and so many emotions over traveling. Close and far, to new places and not. Last week we have been to Zaraysk, a small town with big story some 150 km from Moscow (still same region though, Russia is big). We have been there last year but we loved it there so much we wanted to come back. And we had o chance to skip it as we are doing Running Series this year and want to run in each possible start this year. We registered on each successfully so all we need now is to actually complete the run.

Zaraysk was first mentioned in 1146 so it's technically older than Moscow. Originally it was a bordertown. Compact but effective fortress (or Kremlin in old-fashioned Russian way)  was built to protect the Ryazan Duchy and later on Great Moscow Duchy from the Tatars. Well this particular Tatar girl thinks she could call this trip a tie or one more win for Zaraysk. Kremlin looks very lively there and my favorite spot, the 1916  water tower gives great view. Bonus points for carless streets and runners making it to the goal are given for sure. I loved just walking around the streets enjoying the small old fashioned houses, sitting by Kremlin walls or looking through 500 year old painting on outer church walls.Zaraysk filled me with tranquility and quiet joy of life, a much needed break of hectic life.



I wore one of my favorite silk shirts. comfortable and roomy skirt (I prefer wearing dresses or skirts after runs so my legs are bare), flip flops are perfect to relax and backpack provided a space to carry around my running uniform, sneakers and water. We traveled there via train and bus so it is a necessity. I highly recommend visiting Zaraysk if you have time and a chance to see it. If you happen to be in Moscow and want to explore the region more deeply it might be a great chance to see less religious and more historical sights.





I was wearing:
Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt
Gap skirt
Adidas flip flops
Nike backpack

Running outfit:
Reebok shorts
Asics shirt and sneakers
Random running belt 
CEP running socks
 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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Comments

  1. What a neat spot! I always love exploring new areas. And you look fabulous, as usual.

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  2. Such beautiful photos! I want to explore more, and go on many new adventures. Loving the silk shirt, and what a cute skirt too. :)

    Stephanie S.

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  3. I have never heard of Zaraysk until now. It does seem you had fun.

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  4. Zaraysk looks like such a delightful and peaceful town. Interesting that it is older than Moscow and I just love the beautiful architecture. You are well dressed and looking good as always. This would be a wonderful place to enjoy relaxing for a while after your run.

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  5. I too like wearing dresses in the summer. This is a cute outfit.

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  6. Such great background material for pictures! Everything looks like a fun place to tour!

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  7. That's awesome, girl. Love your blue skirt. And your pictures are great. I am so happy you went for it.

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  8. Zaraysk looks quite picturesque, nice to visit. Its rich history is interesting, and the pictures look fine.

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  9. I never heard of Zaraysk before but it looks like a lovely place to visit!

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  10. Zaraysk looks like such a wonderful place to visit! I loved reading about all of the things that you were able to do while exploring here.

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  11. That is such a cool area! I really like all the architecture there. I'm not much of a runner, but I'd definitely tool around and check Zaraysk out.

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  12. Wow what a fun area to explore, you have so many fun places to check out. I love that you share this with us!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us! I love living through others since I dont have anyhere to go! I love that place- it looks so fun!!!

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  14. It looks like an amazing trip as usual and so nice that you got to do some running. Love the outfit as well.

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  15. What a beautiful place to visit and explore! I would love to go here and run around!

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  16. Wow such a nice place. Good you are able to travel. I am yearning to do so. Cramped in the house is not my way.

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  17. Manisha - Thanks to you I came to know about a new place.

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  18. What beautiful buildings and landscapes. I hope to visit someday!

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  19. Zaraysk looks so neat and tidy in your pictures. I just love it. It's great that you were able to do the run! Love the skirt!

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  20. Looks like such a neat place to visit!

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  21. What gorgeous architecture! I know Russia is huge, and I had never heard of this place before. What's the temperature? It looks really warm with your summery skirt and flip flops

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    1. it's not far from Moscow. On that day it was around 25C, sunny no wind or clouds.

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  22. You always have such cute outfits. and this sounds like a great trip.

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  23. I love the outfits. Russia is such a beauty! I love the creativity of the buildings.

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  24. I have never heard of this city, but it looks like a beautiful place to visit. I'm always in awe of the architecture when I visit different places, so I would've been like a kid in the candy shop viewing the old-fashioned homes and establishments.

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  25. I love love love your pictures and outfits! Your outfit really suited you. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures!

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  26. Your outfit is so cute! I love the skirt. Also it's awesome that you are participating in the Running Series.

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  27. Russia is in my bucket list from very long time. I am planning to visit next year. This place really looks so beautiful and I just love your pictures and your outfit

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  28. Awesome trip, awesome pictures. It's all sounded very cultured. 👍👍

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  29. It looks like a really lovely and wonderful place to visit. In general I've always wanted to visit Russia. Never heard of Zaraysk. I hope you had fun.

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  30. Congratulations on your run. Your outfit is super cute and I totally understand the desire to wear something loose fitting or comfortable after you're done. Comfort is key after a good workout or event, isn't it? As for the flip flops, I wear those ALL. THE. TIME., any chance possible. I mean, why not? lol

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  31. The town looks super pretty and it's so great that you're a competitive runner!

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  32. Looks like such a quaint and pretty little town, hope you had a great time!

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  33. That is such a neat and clean place and your photos have captured it beautifully .

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  34. Looks like a lovely place to visit with a lot of history. Great photos.

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  35. What a lovely town with beautiful architecture. It's nice to see you out and travelling and I love the outfit you chose to explore Zaraysk.

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  36. Always good to keep fit and take part in some sports. Looks like a very nice and beautiful place for you to visit over there too x

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  37. What a great outing for you! My husband and I escaped for an outing earlier in the week and it felt so good. We have been sticking within an hour or so from home, but it has been really refreshing to get away too. Your skirt looks so comfortable. I'm with you on loose fitting and comfy clothes after exercising.

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  38. Zaraysk looks such a peaceful town. It reminded me of Europe because of the beautiful architecture and in many cases the same inspired or created by Russia. So happy to see you smiling again and enjoying the run.

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  39. Wow what a nice place to run as well I'm sure it was a great event! I can't travel right now but I enjoy seeing the world through your posts

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  40. Nice trips, good outfit, wonderful locations. This pics literally let me travel the world even there's a pandemic. Great!

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  41. These photos are gorgeous — I can't wait to travel again!

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  42. It seems an interesting place to visit. I would love to visit Moscow and will consider visiting Zaraysk. It looks so warm there that I’m thinking to fly right now as I’m missing the sunshine and warm weather. Love your skirt by the way.

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  43. What a lovely outfit and beautiful place! I would love to visit Zaraysk someday!
    Have a lovely day, Lyosha!

    akiko

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  44. Beautiful ancient architecture. Zaraysk looks quite picturesque. You had a great time.

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