Yaroslavl is a beautiful city i`ve been there 3 times and stayed there for quiet some time there .... well from were do i start .....well shopping u can get very good prices eating out&bars are not expensive either:) then u can go round there are beautiful churches and a museum u can see entrance to churches except the one in the centre is free of charge except the one in the beautiful square in front of Town Hall. There is River Volga also you can have a nice walk on the bank quiet relaxing. Mentioning volga u can have a boat trip around the river.... in winter the river is frozen not having snow in my country made me appreciate it a lot but surely no boat trips during that time. In summer you can have a swim also .... well Russian summer`s are not long so u must go around end of may begining of july:)
People tend to be friendly ...... if u find some difficulty but better ask some old woman they probably tell you part of their life but they help a lot :)
Fondest memory: Fondest Memories of Yaroslavl well i learnt to walk on the snow.... but the first time was a big sliding tackle .... i learnt to ski there next time i will be better :) and obviously my gf is from there so i count it as part of the memories
Yaroslavl is the jewel of the Golden Ring - it's about located on the river Volga and it's 260 kilometres away from Moscow. it's quite a large city, with a population of over 600'000.
What makes Yaroslavl such a wonderful place to visit is its architecture: there are plenty of churches and monasteries, all of striking beauty.
Fondest memory: The people - the famous people who coem from there. First of all Prince Yaroslav the Wise who founded the city in 1010. Then there is Volkov Fyodor Grigorjevich, a Russian actor who founded here the first national theater. More recently there has been
Valentina Tereshkova, the world's first woman cosmonaut.
Favorite thing: Everybody (well, almost!) likes receiving letters - I certainly do, though there are other, more modern and efficient means of communication - e-mail, phone, and such like. However, if you simply like getting letters or if you need, say, the originals or paper copies of some documents sent to you while you are on the move, you can use the poste restante service. Your best bet is to use the American Express service, which is available for free to clients - you should hold either their card or travellers cheques. They are reliable and present in all major cities.
Visit this link for all sorts of helful travel/tourist info
http://www.tunoshna.ru --->maps/attractions, etc
Find a time to walk about old city - along the Volga river, fountains on Strelka and streets.
Fondest memory: High river bank, wide river with ships, old churches and cathedrals, parks and silent pedestrian streets with not high buildings of XVIII-XIX century russian style.