Visiting Krasnoyarsk, Siberian Nature at its Best

My last stop on this Siberian Month was Krasnoyarsk, the third largest city in Siberia and a highlight on my last trip 4 years ago. I had been curious to spend more time here and for the occasion, I rented a 10-day apartment in the center to be close to the action. Looking back at it, it was definitely a good move. The beauty of Krasnoyarsk is in its nature, with its parks all over the city and especially the Stolby national park just a few kilometers away. What I especially like about this city compared to other Russian cities is its compact center, situated between 2 rivers, appearing like an island. It helps to concentrate the points of interest in the center and not spreading over a large distance, making it a great pedestrian city. The riverfronts are covered in green parks and seemed to constantly fill […]

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Siberian Style Summer White Storms in Tomsk, Russia

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Siberia is Snow. Some people even think its winter all year round, just like Antarctica. But that’s far from reality. Being here in the middle of the Summer with 30 degrees temperatures, seeing a white “pollen” storm was quite interesting and ironic considering Siberian’s “white” stereotype… In This Article…1 White Fluffy Pollen Storms2 A Small Town with a Traditional Siberian Feel3 Best 2 Days Itinerary for Tomsk4 Top 10 Things to do in Tomsk5 Top Rated and Recommended Cafes in Tomsk6 Top Rated and Recommended Restaurants in Tomsk7 Tomsk In Pictures8 Pin to Pinterest White Fluffy Pollen Storms In June in Siberia, a special species of cotton-tree starts producing an impressive amount of white, thick pollen flying everywhere to what resembles a real snowstorm. The scene is beautiful to watch, but can also be […]

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Visiting Novosibirsk, Capital of Siberia in Russia

The Siberian Capital and third largest city in Russia, Novosibirsk is, in my opinion, the real Russia. Friendly and modern, yet having a distinctive Siberian feel, this is a city where travelers will enjoy friendly people and nature to its fullest. It’s definitely not easy to reach but if you happen to be on a trans-Siberian train or an intercontinental flight on transit, make a 2 to 3 days stop to see what I mean. In This Article…1 Visiting the Siberian Capital2 Ignored by World Cup organizers3 Novosibirsk Dien Goroda4 Best 2 Days Itinerary of Novosibirsk5 Top 10 Things to do in Novosibirsk6 Top Rated and Recommended Cafes in Novosibirsk7 Top Rated and Recommended Restaurants in Novosibirsk8 Novosibirsk In Pictures9 Pin to Pinterest Visiting the Siberian Capital At the peak of the Fifa Russian world cup of 2018 and just after my final match I […]

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