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Amazing! I live relatively close to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia, and I didn’t know that a tourist train runs around Lake Baikal using Trans-Baikal Railway until I read the following press release from Russian Railways.
Norbert Demeter in Russia's Altai Mountains. Practicing on Ocarina, an instrument, he got as a gift from a guide at the entrance of a huge cave.
It seems the tag “Who is traveling?” is my favourite. Here is the info about a Romanian young man, who is hitch-hiking from Transylvania to Kamchatka.
Have started on June 6th, 2011, Norbert Demeter will try to hitch-hike from Transylvania, Romania (the town of Reghin) to the Kamchatka Peninsula, Eastern Siberia, through some of the most rugged territories in the world. He’s doubting he’ll be able to make it to the end, but his adventuring spirit and determination are at an all-time high.
Autumn at Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. Photo by BaikalNature.
Indeed, what is the best season to visit Lake Baikal? It is a beautiful and interesting place to visit in any season! No doubts.
Check the post dedicated to this topic at AskBaikal.com. Saying thanks to Yulia and Pavel from the BaikalNature company, that provided me with fascinating pictures, links to videos and useful information on activity and weather pecularities.
Not really. The viral video with the Alien found dead in Russia’s Siberian region of Buryatia appeared to be fake.
The video was uploaded on YouTube on April 17th, 2011. Hard to say how many views it gathered, but it became really viral and sensation.
Buryatua’s authority got interested and gave the order to find the dead alien. Police identified the video author’s email and address. Arrivied at his place and asked, where the body was. A YouTuber got dumb and pointed at a small doll of the Alien, that he made himself out of dough and hen skin.
It was ascertained that two friends put the doll on the snow in forest, recorded it as a finding and uploaded it on the web. In a few days, a district officer recognized one of teenagers in the video.
Two teenagers appeared to be 18-year Timur Khilaev and 19-year Kirill Vlasov, who live in the village of Kamensk in Buryatia, Russia. Police couldn’t do anything with these guys, because there wasn’t corpus delicti. It was just a joke.