Valaam Archipelago, Sortavala

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  • Balaam is an amazing place. Understanding of what this land special comes from the first minutes visiting the island, and specifically the archipelago Islands. The special atmosphere and the location of the island and with nature, too special and even the weather behaves differently on the Islands. Name this place somehow, prayerful land, a place of strength, the Pearl of the Lake Ladoga, and get into the point. Was on Valaam a third time during the 17 years, for the first time in the year 2000, and clearly visible changes for the better. During this time, many temples have been restored, excursions are becoming more interesting. The visit will be interesting for all, and for those who want to visit the holy place (though in this case it is better to stay on the Valaam longer through polomnicheskuju mission) and for those who wish to visit Valaam. as a natural phenomenon. Until the last day were not sure that we get to Balaam, as in September, frequent storm on Lake Ladoga, but lucky Eve excitement subside. Came to Balaam and half an hour later a downpour started, we only managed to enter the main temple of Balaam, and when it came out half an hour later, the Sun was shining, there are quirks in the weather. Usually, weather on Valaam is always better than on the Mainland (the day was cloudy), this has a practical explanation, but nicer to think that Balaam you took.
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  • Getting on a private boat, the phone got to reception Villas winter, frightened a large wave-we're lucky all OK! Valoam himself conquered nature and architectural monuments and the atmosphere of the monastery itself commercial activity! Go-no more!
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  • 27 km of roads and cars for priests. personal temples and churches for the powerful Russian scale. well fed if you make it to the priests at mass. but for the elite. other onlookers lead where necessary.
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