If you happen to be here in the winter, take a ride through the park in a horse drawn sleigh. Don't mistakenly think this is a troika though, a trioke must ahve three horses pulling it!
If you are lucky enough to be invited to a Russian Shashlik be prepared for some great food and some good fun! A typical shashlik is cooked over wood burning ina whole in the ground. It can be Beef, pork, chicken or Sturgeon (I suppose other fish are possible as well...) cooked on spits. The food is typically accompanied by vodka and or beer!
Favorite Dish: I personally love the marinade that people make for these great cookouts!
In most places in Russia, outside of the large cities and tourist areas, you will not find much in the way of quality dining. The same can be said of Kovrov. However...if you have friends or family to visit, you will have not only a meal to remember, but an evening as well!
Favorite Dish: Wwll, this particular evening we had vodka, some Russian salads, vodka, some Uzbek Monty (dough filled with meat), vodka, finger sandwiches, vodka, an assortment of sweets and pastries, vodka, a couple of different potato dishes and vodka.
Well, the whole city is off the beaten path for the traveler, however, this is more off the beaten path than the city itself. I am not srue how we got there, but the buildings themselves deserved a place on this page I think...
What a great way to get warmed up before a good shashlik (a Russian bar-b-que) in the winter!! Kovrov is surrounded by forests, so there are many places to go cross country skiing.
Equipment: Well, you either need to bring your own or know somebody...