Here we are back from Pereslavl-Zalessky. They left Egor with his grandmother for a couple of days, while they themselves went to the Pere Movement festival dedicated to the development of tourism in Russia. Unfortunately, the festival began on Friday, and we arrived only on Saturday afternoon, so we found nothing but drunken people and a concert where our friends from the Middle band performed.
Although it was cool, it was drizzlingall weekend, and the festival was over, we walked around the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky. I will tell about this later, although the sights there are quite shallow. And now I wanted to talk about Russian tourism. In comparison, you know, everything is somehow not very rosy ...
As I said, the fest ended on Saturday afternoon(although according to the plan it should be before the resurrection), and we just arrived at this time. Therefore, we could only eat and listen to music. In addition to the Middle, there were other people, but I don’t know them, somehow I don’t follow musical trends. So about the festival itself almost can not say anything. We saw only the tents of various organizations, in most of which the people either had already turned off or were peacefully swarming. Perhaps some interesting seminars have taken place before, and maybe not.
We went into one of the tents representingsnail farm, located right there nearby, and where you can taste the most delicious snails (supposedly tastier than in France), and look at the snail races. Runs were also at the festival, but we were late, so we just talked a bit with the representatives.
Of the interesting, but already curtailed - 3 homes onwheels. From the existing pavilions, one could try out a mobile bath on oneself, leave an ax, shoot a crossbow, swing on a swing, and make a character from plasticine, which later with a camera and a laptop can be revived into a cartoon film (master class for children). By the way, the swing cost 200 rubles, the rest I do not know. But the trampoline was free, so loved by everyone, especially children. It's a shame, but the first time I tried it in my life, I really liked it, I didn’t think that you could be tired of jumping. By the way, I even managed to do somersaults; I will definitely need to purchase such a piece when I have my house.
And did not like the food, neither the price nor the quality. Skewers of salmon 300rub / 100 gr, from vegetables 100rub / 100g, plov 250rub / 300 gr. We somehow did not immediately pay attention to the grams, so we thought the price per serving, and were surprised at the final amount. A modest lunch (we didn’t eat at all) for two came out at 1,400 rubles, and along the way we were also divorced (nothing was weighed at us), because, as I later didn’t think it, I didn’t do so much. It will be necessary to send this photo to the festival organizers in order to change their nutrition partners. And somehow the festival “supports” tourism in Russia in a very symbolic way ...
Are there any prospects for tourism in Russia?
You know, the whole trip has left doubleimpressions, starting from the festival itself, ending with Pereslavl-Zalessky. On the one hand, we were very glad to finally get somewhere and be together (the last time was several years ago), on the other hand, there are obvious problems with civilized tourism in Russia. And it is very noticeable. Previously, we mostly traveled only with a tent, food was cooked on a fire, that is, we were in no way tied to prices and service. And here, on the contrary, they tasted the usual such civilized weekend-style tourism, which had previously been tested only in Europe and Asia.
Well, with the festival you already understood, the food was not worthadequately, and alcohol was a mandatory attribute for arriving tourists (there were those who got drunk on firewood). Sadness But okay, let’s skip it, maybe it's all a coincidence. It is better to talk about not random, about the prices and the availability of tourism for mere mortals.
Since it was raining, the roads were kneaded (not by cardrive up), then we did not pitch a tent at the festival, as originally thought, but went to the hotel. From hotels by price / quality on the Internet advised Victoria Plaza (link my review) for 2800 rubles / day. By the way, the hotel is good, there is WiFi, everything is clean, the breakfast is simple, but the price is ... The rest of the hotels in the same price category are slightly cheaper, there is a bit more expensive (I do not consider the heady motels).
Further, in addition to walking around the city, we went tothe museum of irons for 15 minutes, the museum of steam locomotives for an hour and another hour rode bicycles in the arboretum (refer to reviews and prices). The cost of 1140 rubles for all. It must be said that the locals, though great, work and try to earn money instead of whining, but the sights are very simple, the loud word the museum means only a small exhibition. Iron Museum - 1 small room, Locomotive Museum - a pairnarrow-gauge locomotives and a pair of wagons. In addition to food at the festival, we ate another 2 times in a cafe: in Montpensier at 1,420 rubles and in Bamboo at 1,180 rubles. Nothing fancy, just ate no frills.
As a result, we get the total cost per day(overnight stay + sights + 3 meals) - 8,000 rubles, not counting gasoline from Moscow. Before the fall of the ruble, it is slightly $ 250. Now, in dollars, the price is no longer so high, it’s equaling, so to speak, of the type that everything has become cheaper. And if you spend the night 2 nights, eat 2 days and visitmore, you can safely leave 15,000 rubles. Is this much for Pereslavl-Zalessky? Is this much for Russian tourism? Tell me, can an ordinary person with a salary of 30-40 thousand rubles afford to spend 8-15 thousand over the weekend? And can he do this every weekend or every other time? In the summer, in a good way, we must get out more often, a healthy lifestyle, a healthy nation, everything. Notice, the point is not only in prices, but also in average wages in the country, yet it is interconnected. And the most important question, for whom is Russian tourism intended, at 10% of the population?
I will not specifically compare with others.countries, to what it is, because tourism should be available to the average Russian living in Russia. Otherwise, how can one speak about its development, if it is not accessible to the majority, or it is necessary to save for such trips. Imagine, banners by the road "Do not wait, go to Pereslavl-Zalessky on credit!". Funny and sad at the same time. It is not surprising that, instead of Pereslavl-Zalessky, where you have to go from Moscow for 4 hours, it is easier to go to the neighboring forest for barbecues and swell there for a much smaller amount.
P.S. And I want to travel like Russia, because there are a lot of beautiful places, but you realize that you spend a lot of money, or you’re destined to go on camping trips especially for spending the night in your tent, with your food and natural sights. What do you think about this?