Chemal

Chemal, Russian Federation

Travel Blogs from Chemal

Chemal Travel Blogs (11)
A.S.E.: CLIMB A TREE, Ust-Kumir, Resp. Altai, Russia travel blog

A.S.E.: CLIMB A TREE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Upon close consultation with a map, I learned that Bare-Top Mountain's highest point was 2647 m. (8686 ft.) above sea-level. And it wasn't where I'd thought it was. My butt and upper thighs were light-pink from two hours of nude alpine exploring. My butt ...

THE ALTAIANS, Ust-Koksa, Resp. Altai, Russia travel blog

THE ALTAIANS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... nbsp; The rural Respublika Altai has been lazy, or apathetic, about getting rid of its communism reminders. And the remaining, Russian part of the region's 250,000 people could also be interesting.  I camped beside First Multinskyy Lake, spacious ...

WATERY AIR ON FIRE, Chemal, Respublika Altai, Russia travel blog

WATERY AIR ON FIRE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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  I should've been naked.  Someone should've been hitting me on the back with a tree branch.   The Russian word for torture is "pytka".  But, this was "banya" (a sauna).  The difference between them is that Russians will PAY ...

ILLEGAL CUSTOMS CLEARANCES #4 AND #5 (RUSSIA TO R-, Ust-Koksa, Resp. Altai, Russia travel blog

ILLEGAL CUSTOMS CLEARANCES #4 AND #5 (RUSSIA TO R-

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... voice a three-word sentence. The bordermen simply needed to record my information, since I was a foreigner.  A bulky, but young, Russian soldier turned to my visa and began writing down the numbers on it.  I'd made sure, using the ...