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On the track of the Transsiberian Railway

Time to write something again. Recently I handed in my Bachelor Thesis and will hopefully finish my studies soon, as I already planned my next new project: exploring Canada! But before I will go there I still have to tell you some stories about Russia. Alongside the excursion, to the…

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The town Barnaul

At the tenth day, our excursion to the Russian Altay ended. The tenth day, there’s one missing, isn’t it? Yeah, you’re right, but the last two days weren’t that relevant, as we were driving with the cars most of the time, it rained outside and besides of endless forests, there…

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Day 8: The Lake Teletskoye around the village Yaylyu

Yaylyu, this is a really beautiful place on earth. As you are marching through this Place it sometimes seems like time stopped and conserved the idyll in the nature. With a lot of caring the simple housings got surrounded by flowerbeds, which completed all colors alongside the green and blue…

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Day 7: Crossing the Lake Teletskoye with the speedboat

The following morning the wind got quite strong, so I couldn’t sleep any longer than until the sun rose. I had kitchen service anyways, my plan to finish this duty right in the beginning of our trip didn’t work, as I belonged to this part of the group now, which…

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Day 6: The valley of the Chulyshman

By the time I really started to like the simple lifestyle in nature. No shower? Alas, who needs that, if you have an ice cold mountain creek around the corner. No toilet? Alas, four walls and a hole in the floor can even be found in the Russian wilderness. There…

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Day 5: The drive to the Chuya-Basin

Our wishes for a warmer night got fulfilled. There was no frost that night and I could sleep very well, probably because of the long walk the day before. At half past seven the usual procedure began, that we had to do on days where we changed our camp. Cleaning…

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Day 4: The walk to the Aktru-Glacier

On the awakening of the fourth day, we experienced a surprise. Outside it had frozen, and everything was covered with small crystals of frost. I was conceivable glad, that I did not let out my GoPro overnight because I was not sure if it would have survived without damages, even…

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Day 3: The journey to the High Altai

On the third day, we left the camp at the Jeloman-River. Early in the morning we took down our tents and stowed the luggage back to the trailers and the bed of the pickup. To strengthen there was oatmeal for breakfast. We drove the small way to Inja, which we…

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Day 2: The excursion begins

On the second day, our excursion really began. The program included geomorphological studies, soil science and the study of various theories about the area. From now on my entries will be formulated more geographical but in layman understandable language. I want to share our study and research content with you…

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Excursion to the Altay-Mountains

From now on, I wanna devote myself to the trip to the Altay-Mountains. Due to the fact, that the excursion was implemented by my geography studies, the timetable thus was pretty tense. Because I experienced so many things on my journey, I decided to split up the trip into single…

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