Travel To Russia - Vladivostok, Russian “Lord of the East”

Written by Marina Smiley

To many world-wide travelers seeking adventure,repparttar Russian Far East is a very desirable place to visit, and of course if you are going to visit this region, you do not want to miss seeingrepparttar 146749 famous sea port, Vladivostok.

Vladivostok, meaningrepparttar 146750 “Lord ofrepparttar 146751 East” in Russian, is located just acrossrepparttar 146752 Sea of Japan but a very distant 6,200 miles east of Moscow.

Interestingly, this beautiful sea port city was so far from repparttar 146753 center of communist rule, when Russia was better known asrepparttar 146754 Soviet Union, that it was not until 1954 that a leader ofrepparttar 146755 USSR visited this city.

I am talking about Nikita Khrushchev, a man who became famous, worldwide, for his eccentric statements and actions. He wasrepparttar 146756 first one to call Vladivostokrepparttar 146757 “Russian San-Francisco” which in many ways is a fairly accurate comparison.

Like San Francisco,repparttar 146758 city of Vladivostok is located on a hilly region surrounded by a bay, in this caserepparttar 146759 Gold Horn Bay Visitors who arrive to this city enjoyrepparttar 146760 spectacular view, which is surprisingly similar to San Francisco.

Vladivostok is alsorepparttar 146761 home port ofrepparttar 146762 Russian Navy’s pacific fleet, and there are hundreds of military ships and submarines located inrepparttar 146763 Gold Horn Bay. As a result of this,repparttar 146764 city of Vladivostok was a closed region for more than 70 years.

Vladivostok was city for a military installation, and even Russian citizens wanting to visit relatives, were forbidden to travel to this city without special permits and passes. It was not untilrepparttar 146765 year of 1992 that Vladivostok was officially opened for foreign visitors as well asrepparttar 146766 rest ofrepparttar 146767 Russian population.

Today thousands of tourists from all overrepparttar 146768 world travel to Vladivostok. Some takerepparttar 146769 wonderful 7 day journey from Moscow onrepparttar 146770 Trans Siberian Railway, while others prefer to travel to Japan or China, and finally finishing their adventure by arriving atrepparttar 146771 Russian “Lord ofrepparttar 146772 East”. Many travelers makerepparttar 146773 exciting journey byrepparttar 146774 ship, going to every worlds’ major sea port including Vladivostok.

Travel To Russia - Kamchatka

Written by Marina Smiley

Amongrepparttar mysteries ofrepparttar 146748 Russian language there is an expression “Sitting on Kamchatka” which in school slang, this idiom means, “to sit inrepparttar 146749 back row ofrepparttar 146750 classroom, far enough fromrepparttar 146751 teacher’s strict gaze.

This geographical idiom originates fromrepparttar 146752 Kamchatka region ofrepparttar 146753 Far East, one ofrepparttar 146754 remotest areas from Moscow,repparttar 146755 Russian center. So everything connected with Kamchatka suggests something as remoteas can be.

At present however,repparttar 146756 effect of this expression is fading away. The engine of progress launches new regions inrepparttar 146757 tourist race, bringing travelers to any place ofrepparttar 146758 world and Kamchatka is a one more huge, well-equipped cosmodrom.

Visitors from all overrepparttar 146759 world can catchrepparttar 146760 joy and fascination from travelling to this wonderful place.

Interesting as it may seem, this very remote region of vast Russia is in fact twice as big as England! This unique place offers yourepparttar 146761 experiences of:

Travelling to active volcanoes and crater exploration. One ofrepparttar 146762 most thrilling routes runs to Klyuchevskoy volcano (4750 m),repparttar 146763 highest active volcano in Europe and Asia.

Climbing torepparttar 146764 top of Klyuchevskoy volcano and studying volcanic processes inrepparttar 146765 crater and onrepparttar 146766 slopes are of both scientific and adventuresome. Mountaineers and visitors can try organized climbing. Vast wilderness areas andrepparttar 146767 abrupt landscape, changing from fairytale woods to science-fiction moonlike landscapes are sure to leave a strong and lasting impression.

One may wish to visit other volcanoes just as exciting and terrific: Avachinsky Hill (2741 m), Plosky Tolbachik (3085 m) and Ostry Tolbachik (3682 m) and a variety of others. Thermal Springs and The Valley of Geysers were discovered in April, 1941. Travellers on entering a narrow passageway betweenrepparttar 146768 snowy rocks decided to have a rest and made themselves comfortable on a steep snow-capped hill. There was a thawed patch onrepparttar 146769 opposite shore with covered by a hazy fog and suddenly a spurt of hot water shot straight towards them! Todayrepparttar 146770 thermal springs are definitely one ofrepparttar 146771 world’s great wonders. A precious natural relic one can find and seeing it will be an experience. There are over 20 big geysers inrepparttar 146772 Valley: Velikan(Giant), Zhemchuzhny (Pearly), Sakharny (Sugary), Troynoy (Triple), Konus (Cone), Fontan (Fountain) and Maly (Small). There are geysers that gush forth every 10-12 minutes, while others may erupt once in 4-5 hours. The wreathes of steam, fountains of boiling water, incredible colours of slopes, hot water streaming along them and profuse greenery of grasses and trees make an enchanting show. As a rule one can try salmon fishing from May till October. There are two kinds of salmon fishing: spinning fishing and fly-fishing. In Kamchatka you may fish various salmon species such as king salmon, silver salmon and chum and sockeye and pink salmon. Impressive, yes?

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