Posts by: Vlad

Journey to the Altai Mountains

On September 7, 2012 By

Our green S7 took off from a hot and humid Beijing. It was full of Russians who had come to China to buy cheap stuff. Surprisingly, I did not see any drunk, rowdy Russians, so I closed my eyes in hope of taking a 5 hour nap before the long drive to the river. In […]

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Saint Petersburg (Leningrad)

On October 31, 2011 By

I love this city. I first visited with my parents when I was eleven. Its museums (Hermitage, Russian Art, St. Isaac Cathedral, Navy, Zoology), theaters, stunningly beautiful architecture all had a huge impact on me even at this age. Later I visited Leningrad many more times. I spent 5 years there as a student of […]

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Kaa-Khem Trip Report

On September 28, 2011 By

About a year ago Zach and I drove home after our traditional Tuolumne river trip and talked about our plans. As always I pressed him with my idea of running rivers in Siberia. Zach was probably tired after our trip or just relaxed before the dinner with some vodka in my house because suddenly he […]

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