Reindeer to ride in Yakutsk, capital of Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia.
Dear blog readers, when you send me a question via the contact form, please, please, doublecheck your email address. Very often typos happen, and I’m unable to reply you.
The following answer is for Kate, who is in Yakutsk now.
Dear Bolot, I am currently in Yakutsk and I am trying to find day tours to see reindeer herders and the Lena pillars (by road). I don’t know if this is possible. Can you give me any advice?
Webcams in the Russia’s Siberian village of Oymyakon, the world’s coldest inhabited place? Hmmm. A good question.
Once again I have received that question. This time from United Kingdom. Here it is:
Are there any good webcams in the area and in Oymyakon in particular…it would also be good to have someone (maybe you) describe the changing scene as winter approaches each day and to post pictures of the change from summer to below freezing conditions and snow.
My reply sounds this way. Read more…
Received a very interesting question. It’s interesting, as I’ve never heard it.
An international visitor decided to travel from Yakutsk to Tiksi along the Lena River by the regular public passenger boat “Mechanic Koulibin.” By the way, it’s the longest river journey that is possible to do in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s North-East Siberia.
He’s worry about the safety of such a journey. Not in terms of the ship’s liability and security, but in regards to local people, who tend to travel on the ship.
First, he shared his worries with his contact in Yakutsk, Russia. As that man lives in the city and had never traveled by that mean, he asked someone around and got back with the negative feedback, “Passengers on the boat might be dangerous,” and recommended to fly from Yakutsk to Tiksi by plane instead.
So, here’s my reply. Read more…
Here’s one of frequantly asked questions:
Is it possible to arrange the paleontology expedition to find the remains of mammoth and ancient animals in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)?
Answer: Definitely, yes.
I’m really feeling myself guilty of not sharing my last year’s travel experience from Yakutsk to the Yana River in the Ust Yansky District of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s North-East Siberia. Approximately 60 km south-east of local fishermen’s village of Kazache (Казачье, in Russian).
The area we have visited with the filmmaking crew – can’t say which one yet, has two names. Read more…
Adventure Travellers’ Expedition Stickers on the cash box or cash tube at Kyubyume (Kubeme) on the Road of Bones, Kolyma M56. February 2014, Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia.
Kyubyume fuel station is also remarkable for the “Cuba” road cafe. Very friendly Sergey, who owns it, is in the picture.
Every winter in February I travel on the Kolyma M56 road (also known as Stalin’s Road of Bones) and every time I take the same photo of the same cash box (read cash tube) at the gas station in Kyubyume (Kubeme). So, I noted that more and more adventure expedition stickers appeared on it.
Previously, there were not so many adventurers’ stickers on the tube. To compare, take a look at further photographs and find yours!
The 2GIS app is a good tool to navigate through Yakutsk, Russia. All organizations are listed, including hotels and guest houses. Unfortunately, the app comes in Russian only.
Very often asked about hotels to stay in the city of Yakutsk, Russia’s Siberia. Praise god, most of them have their own websites. Check out the following list of recommendations that I usually send to international travelers at request.
Hereby, I continue the series of stories about the toughest people living in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia.
This time, it’s about Andrey Vinokurov, a school physical education trainer from the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley. Yes, it’s very place known to the world as the coldest inhabited place on Earth.
Now he’s a type of celebrity. People says, It’s the very guy who excercises winter swimming in the never-freezing Kuydusun River. And it was him, who swam together with a Hollywood actor, Tom Hardy, in Discovery’s TV Show “Driven to Extremes.”
When you’ll see the following photographs and video taken by my travel partner Mikhail Mestnikov once in the winter at -52C, feel free to call Andrey’s activity as the world’s coldest ice winter swimming. Why not, if it takes places in the coldest place? ;)
These truck drivers work on KAMAZ only. They are freelancers and prefer to work on the Arctic direction… Anabar. Tiksi. Kolyma. Chukotka… This is where they go. TOUGHEST TRUCKERS IN SIBERIA!