Azerbaijani Heat

Arriving at the “Red Bridge” border at midday and seeing a long queue of cars we prepared to wait for hours. What we didn’t know is that pedestrians and cyclists (who are also considered to be pedestrians) can head to the front. Only when one man told us we should go to the front and... Continue Reading →

Buryatia – Redefining (Russian) Culture

Ulan-Ude is the capital of the Republic of Buryatia. It is located 6.5h by train from Irkutsk – “next door”, as a Russian would say. The closer we got to Ulan-Ude, the more the landscape changed and finally looked like an outpost of the Mongolian steppe. Again, Mongolia is “just around the corner”, a couple... Continue Reading →

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