Vyborg Pt1

by Igo My Way

I’m back! šŸ™‚ That was a tough week, but I loved it. Got so many surprises for you! But, first of all, how have you been?

So, you probably know that I love to travel and this summer I happened to visit Vyborg, a city in Russia that used to belong to Finland. It has a very rich, interesting history; and the city itself is amazing.

“TheĀ Hanseatic cityĀ lies in the boundary zone between the East Slavic/Russian and Finnish/Scandinavian worlds and has changed hands several times in history, most recently in 1944 when it was retaken by the Soviet Union from Finland duringĀ World War II.”

Centuries ago Vyborg was used as a fort. Vyborg Castle,Ā Ā medievalĀ fortress that was built in 13th century, is still in the city and remainsĀ Russia’s onlyĀ fully-preservedĀ monumentĀ of Western EuropeanĀ medievalĀ military architecture. Vyborg is a really beautiful city. Because it used to belong to Finland, Vyborg looks exactly like any Finn city: old, colorful houses, narrow, cozy streets, little cafes where you can warm up in a cold, rainy day, sipping hot coffee with a blueberry bagel. I spent only one day in Vyborg with my nephew Kate, but that day was really one of its kind, an unforgettable experience.

As always, it all started on the road…

Look how beautiful this is. Cones. A piece of art.

 

That’s a 13th century Vyborg’s Castle. About it and many other things I will tell you in the next post.Ā 

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