Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Ruyan City


If you try to look for Ruyan City on the map, whether paper or digital, you will fail or you can find one Ruyan, but not the one this post is about.
For Ruyan is not a real city, or rather it is a city existing as an idea, in one guy's imagination. It is not a hotel, not a summer camp, not even an eco-settlement.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Omsk – don’t skip!


Omsk is a city in the Western Siberia with the population of over a million people. It is a city on the Transsiberian; it is celebrating 300 years anniversary in summer 2016. There are numerous buildings dating back to the 19th and even the 18th century making it similar to Kazan, St.Petersburg and even Moscow. 

Friday, 5 February 2016

Museum of Mining 'Red Hill', Kemerovo

Kemerovo is an industrial city, famous for being the capital of one of the largest coal-mining regions in Russia called Kuzbass. I have already written a post about our travel there in winter 2012, but I like Kemerovo so much that I am always happy to come again, though the common opinion of the city is that of a purely industrial center with no worthy sights.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Barnaul


Barnaul is a capital city of Altai Kray, 200 km to the south of Novosibirsk.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnaul
It was granted the city status in 1771. Located off the river Ob, it is currently home to 635 530 people, which makes it the 21st biggest in Russia.