Last summer I had the opportunity to visit one of the regions of the Russian Federation. I decided to look at the deepest lake in the world - lake Baikal.
The road was very tedious. First, the flight to Moscow, and then 5000 km to the lake on the "off-road" otherwise these roads will not be called. The journey itself took me 4 days, but it was worth it.
No wonder lake Baikal is called the eighth wonder of the world - the nature here is simply knockable. I spent almost a week at the lake living in a tent. It was a clean buzz. The crystal clear water, roasting on an open fire meat and vegetables.. I have provided myself with a store of emotions and memories for a long time. This is probably one of the best places I've been.
But all this would not have happened if not for a very positive guy Valera, who at a car rental office (in Moscow) advised to take an SUV for travel more suitable for military operations, and not for trips across the country. But then I came to realize and thank this funny guy for such good advice. Toyota Sequoia is really a car for Russian roads.
My return to Moscow took longer - about 6 days, because I was under the impression of what I saw and I wanted to still enjoy some of the sights along the way.
Russia is a country of contrasts. Here, unrealistically beautiful nature merges with absolutely impoverished villages, mega cities of millions and semi-deserted small towns in the Outback. But this, I think, is the whole attraction of Russia. I would like to say a few words about my stay in Moscow.
The capital was pleased with its architectural attractions and beautiful parks, skyscrapers and of course the Kremlin. Also here I met with wonderful Russian people and learned to swear)), almost got into a fight in one of the bars and spent almost all the money that I had left in the casino. But I will tell you about this in the next posts.