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Exploring Siberia

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Not a common place for travel but very interesting and worth exploring.
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Siberian Federal District, Russia
April, 2012 - Irkutsk, Siberia I arrived from NY met my German friends here and traveled with guide, in minibus for the 5 hour ride up to Lake Baikal. Why? To photograph the 2012 Russian Iceboat Championship. The boats were "DN"s for the adults...
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Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
I went with my best friend to adopt her son from here a few years ago ... in February. I saw spectacular ice sculptures, practiced my Russian, and learned that 40 degrees below zero is the same in Fahrenheit and Celsius. Cold. Anton Chekhov...
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Siberia, Russia
People always said the journey is more important than the destination. Ok true, but when comfortably seated in Premium Economy bulkhead with lots of leg room, what's the journey supposed to become? Last summer I went to Russia where money,...
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Siberian Federal District, Russia
In 2009, I traveled solo through Siberia and took the might Trans-Siberian from Vladivostok to Irktusk-- the rails were an eerie reminder of the thousands and thousands of exiled prisoners that took the same route into the Siberian steppe in the...
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Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
Lace made of wood. Traditional Siberian architecture. Irkutsk surprised me with its charm, the natural setting and the architecture. It’s also a very fun word to say. Homes like this are sometimes called Decembrist style for those who may have...
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Lake Baikal, Russia
Lake Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake in the world, is one of the most beautiful places I've been and my perspective changed as I stood alone on its shore--a self-sustaining and unique ecosystem that has its own type of seal and even shrimp. It...
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Siberian Federal District, Russia
Traveling across Russia solo in 2009 I took the Trans-Siberian railway--riding the same rails taken by exiled Russians for years--from Vladivostok to Lake Baikal. I hadn't spoken English for weeks, and it was blisteringly hot in the 3rd class...