Today we had an excursion to the Tatar derevnie (the countryside). I thought this meant that we would go out to the countryside and see real life in a Tatar village so I packed a bunch of snacks and prepared for a full day of walking. Instead we went to an amusement park type complex that was in the city but designed to look like a traditional Tatar countryside. We watched some singing and dancing and played a couple games. We learned some Tatar words and the excursion was interesting to see but it was like 90 degrees so everyone was very hot! Here are a couple of pictures from my adventures!
A Tatar folk ensemble singing traditional songs in traditional costumes.
After the singing and dancing the ensemble gave us a tour of the village which reminded me a lot of the big Lido in Latvia for those who have been.
You sure are hitting the amusement parks hard! We'll have to go to Valley Fair when you get back.ReplyDelete