Bucket List 196: Russia!

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Country 11/196: Russia. The first stop on our Silk Road adventure was one that proved to be full of surprises. With the dire press it receives through Western media outlets, I didn’t have sky-high hopes for our month in Russia before our arrival in a very crisp Vladivostok. Indeed, acquiring the visa proved more difficult than any other nation I have applied for to date. However, with mountains akin to the Canadian Rockies, and countless landscapes that would befit any national park, we quickly learned not to judge a book by its cover – or its government.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Russia

The Silk Road Olympics

December 9th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Most Corrupt Country? Vainest Dictator? Grimmest Long-Drops? These are the Olympic medals that no country wants to win, but I will hand them out anyway. Welcome to The Silk Road Olympics! Having completed a three-month road-trip along a large section of the fabled Silk Road, I deem myself worthy of conducting the most crooked awards…

Lenin our Hair Down

August 14th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I left Ulaanbaator, and struggled to make progress along the dirt tracks of the Mongolian steppe. This week, we cross two national borders, and begin the next chapter of our journey: crossing the ‘Stans’. Day 22 - Lake Khur-Us Nuur, Mongolia to eighty kilometres North-West of Khovd, Mongolia After fighting off…

Putin up with Siberia

July 30th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I arrived on the shores of Russia ready to begin our mammoth road trip. Seven days later and the monotony of the forests of Eastern Siberia have started to take their toll. This week, we leave the damp, dark forests far behind as we reach the Russian steppe on route to…

No Time for Stalin’

July 25th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Welcome once more to the writings of a compulsive road-trip enthusiast, from my second expedition in as many years. The first was a jaunt across the North American continent, through forty-eight U.S states and four Canadian provinces. It was an unforgettable 115-day voyage that inspired my girlfriend and I to attempt not to strangle each…

 

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Country: 11/196     Visited: Summer ’17

 

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