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The complete guide to: Irkutsk travel

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Located in Eastern Siberia, Irkutsk is a fascinating place to visit and has something to offer nearly every type of traveller – from history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts to fans of unique architecture. Whether you’re planning a visit, thinking about adding the city to your must-visit list, or you’ve already set a date and booked…

Meet the local guide: interview with Yana

Yana is our wonderful ExploRussia guide from Irkutsk  team. Today she is answering some questions about Irkutsk and Lake Baikal for you. a woman wearing a hat Why did you move to Irkutsk from your…

Party like a Russian. Drink tea like a Siberian

a cup of coffee on a table

Tea is always a good idea. How much tea do you drink a day? What’s your favorite kind of tea? After reading this article, you will know why you need a towel while drinking tea; how many times you must reject a tea-drinking invitation; what Kyakhta language is and how to become a millionaire living…

Baikal Ice Marathon

At the end of February – beginning of March it’s getting really hot on the shores of Lake Baikal. The temperature is still below zero. Why is it so “hot”? Why do people from all over the world keep coming to this spot of Siberia at this time? a group...
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New Year in Siberia

Everybody all over the world is looking forward to the most wonderful days of the year – Christmas and New Year holidays. a group of people that are standing in the snow These days make you feel…

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia during the Trans-Siberian Railway tour

a close up of a snow covered mountain

Probably every person on the planet wanted to visit Russia at least once in his or her life. Everyone knows about this country due to its huge territory, rich long history, and celebrated culture. But how can you plan a trip to Russia if you want to see more than one city? There are Moscow,…

5 reasons to take Winter Trans-Siberian Railway Tour

a train covered in snow

Winter is the best time to travel to Russia. Winter Trans-Siberian Railway tour is the best way to travel to Russia. When thinking about mysterious “Russian winter”, such associations as everlasting frosts, bears on streets full of snowbanks, reindeer, Russian troika ride with bells, people wearing valenki on feet and fur coats together with ushanka…

6 inspiring facts about Altai Mountains

a close up of a hillside next to a body of water

Start packing your luggage! We present 6 facts about Altai Mountains, after which one can not but wish to explore these places. Of course, we could just post the photos of Altai and who once saw them could not remain indifferent and start planning the tour to Altai Mountains. But we would like to share…