Russia – Vologda Oblast (Cherepovets)

What to do here
 World Heritage Sites
  • Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery
 European Cities
  • Cherepovets
  • Vologda
 Villages and Small Towns
  • Vologda: Kirillov
  • Cherepovets (CEE)
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Oktyabrskaya Railway (Murmansk-Moscow)
  • Cherepovets: Museum of the Steel Industry
  • Vologda: Lace Museum
  • Vologda: World of Forgotten Things
 Castles, Palaces, Forts
  • Vologda: Vologda Kremlin
 Religious Temples
  • Ferapontovo: Ferapontov Monastery
  • Goritsy: Goritsky Monastery
  • Kirillov: Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
  • Drink kvas
  • Drink vodka with locals
  • Experience (at least) a night on a train
  • Play/hear balalaika
  • Sauna (plus swim in lake/river!)
  • Taste Pelmeni
  • Taste Pirog
  • Taste Pirozhki
  • Wear an ushanka
 Open-Air Museums
  • Semenkovo: Vologda Open Air Museum of Architecture and Ethnography
Ferapontov monastery; Sept. 2015