Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tatar Countryside

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. 
 
 A traditional; dance with a shawl.
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. 


1 comment:

  1. You sure are hitting the amusement parks hard! We'll have to go to Valley Fair when you get back.

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