“No Whistle! No Whistle!“ exclaimed Lana. A tallish 10-year-old Russian girl, we were sitting across from each other in the dining car of the Chita Express train, crossing Siberia on our way to Lake Baikal. It was not until weeks later that I found out why this harmless diversion is frowned upon.
“Russia is like that”, says Frederic, “full of surprises – socially, culturally and physically.”
Come along for the ride as Frederic Hore takes you on a 13,000 km odyssey through the heartland of the new Russian Federation. Get a feel for the pulse of the country as we visit the museums and palaces of St Petersburg, a look inside the Kremlin, the seat of power in Moscow, and the ancient villages of the “Golden Ring”.
Then hop aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway for views of the people and the countryside as the train glides to his final destination, Lake Baikal – “The Pearl of Siberia!” Hiking and camping in remote areas of this World Heritage site, Frederic will show you the fauna, flora and geology of the world’s largest body of freshwater, while working as a volunteer studying the lake’s water ecology.
to be missed!