Category archive - Russia

The Best in the World: Trips of a Lifetime

The Best in the World: Trips of a Lifetime

The Best in the World is a series of posts of what I consider some of the most wonderful places in the world. Some of them will be places I’ve visited myself, others will be high on my ‘wishlist’, and some will be recommendations I’ve gathered from fellow travellers. Not a comprehensive list of course, but certainly a good place to start.

Getting ‘off the beaten track’ is getting more and more difficult these days with tour companies providing access to even the most remote areas of the globe. This also means that if you have the dollars, you can pretty much go anywhere you like!
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Travel Wish list: Kamchatka, Russia

Travel Wish list: Kamchatka, Russia

 

Most people have probably not even heard of Kamchatka. And it’s not surprising. This volcanic wilderness is a 1250 km long peninsula on the far eastern coast of Russia and is almost as remote as it gets.

 

Until 20 years ago tourists were not able to visit the area and even now parts of it are only accessible by helicopter. Kamchatka is very difficult to explore independently and, unless you happen to have your chopper license handy, often impossible.

There are of course companies that offer organised trekking tours. For a price.

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