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Cheboksary – the Chuvash Capital of Russia

Русская версия Travelers rarely come to Cheboksary, but if, by any chance, you get to this city, there is something to see and even some interesting places for shopping.

Olkhon (Baikal): The Guided Tour to the North of the Island

Русская версия The north and south of the Olkhon island are completely different in nature and landscape and the tourists are recommended to see both sides. We went to the north of Olkhon on the organized tour with Sasha: we were also staying in his place.
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Olkhon Island (Baikal): How to Reach It, Where to Stay, and What to Do

Русская версия Our constant readers remember that Olkhon island became one of our greatest impressions from Baikal. Today we tell how to organize the trip to the island as effectively as possible to fully enjoy it.
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Русская версия You may easily spend a month in Kamchatka without seeing all you want: there is too much to see! Yet, the place to start with is always its capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and its surroundings. Then you may go to Esso, Tolbachik volcano, Mutnovsky volcano, or Mutnovskaya geothermal power plant.
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Baikal: 10 Major Impressions

Русская версия We have just come back from a trip around Baikal Lake and Mongolia and are all ready to share our experiences on the Baikal district. We did not see the whole region – for that you would need not just months – years! Yet, we would like to tell about the major impressions from the places we visited: Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Listvyanka, Arshan, circum-Baikal railway, and the island of Olkhon.
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Tolbachik Volcano (Kamchatka). Part 3: After the Eruptions

Русская версия Ascending Tolbachik volcano, we saw the consequences of its eruption – the hardened lava fields at its foot. Yet, despite the widespread opinion, a volcano eruption is not just the lava flowing out of the crater. The eruption may be seen and heard hundreds of kilometres beyond the crater, in the most unexpected places and not only in the form of lava.
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