Tobolsk, the old capital of Siberia. Russia


Tobolsk is a small town North of Tyumen and it’s not well known outside Russia. However, Tobolsk can compete with many touristic cities in Russia and it’s worth coming to the town for 2-3 full days.


In the days of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible (end of the 16th century) Tobolsk was the capital town in Siberia, wealthy and self-sufficient because Tobolsk was the main market of sable fur known as Siberian Gold. Later as most of the Siberian towns it became the place of exile for many Russian intellectuals and aristocrats including Dostoyevsky and the family of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II.

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Tyumen, visiting Western Siberia and Rasputin’s home


For foreigners Tyumen is known as a town on the Trans-Siberian railway. For Russians it’s a city with the head offices of the oil and gas companies and the city with the best roads in Russia. And it’s in top ten best Russian city for comfortable living! Tyumen region is huge: it has a border with Kazakhstan in the South and stretches up to the Arctic Ocean.


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Trekking to Buddhist monastery on Mt. Kachkanar, Urals, Russia


On November 17th  2018 we went trekking to the highest peak of the Middle Urals, Russia and to see the only one in the Ural Mountains Buddhist Monastery Shedrub Ling on Mt. Kachkanar.

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Поход по Ликийской тропе в Турции 14 – 19 февраля, 7 – 12 марта и 14 – 19 марта 2019 \ Trekking Lycian Way in Turkey Feb 14-19th, March 7-12th and March 14-19th 2019


Друзья и подписчики, приглашаем вас погулять по живописной части Южной Турции и подышать теплым Средиземноморским воздухом! Поход с палатками мы совместим с экскурсиями и комфортными остановками в гостиницах Антальи и Чирали. Во время шестидневного тура Реза будет учить нас Турецкому языку, чтобы мы могли хотя бы немного пообщаться с гостеприимными местными жителями. А с Любой мы будем ежедневно по утрам заниматься китайской суставной гимнастикой, цигун и тай-цзи для начинающих. Так что всем найдутся занятия для души и для тела!

Другие даты туров по запросу для групп от 4 человек

Уровень сложности похода – средний.

Программа и стоимость тура внизу

Dear friends and subscribers, we’d like to invite you for a walk down the picturesque part of the South of Turkey and to enjoy the fresh and warm air of the Mediterranean sea! We will combine hiking with excursions, comfortable stops in the hotels of Antalya and Cirali. During the 6-day tour Reza will teach us some Turkish so that we can have a conversation with hospitable local people. And every morning will do Chinese gymnastics, Tai Chi and Qigong for beginners with Luba. So, every one will find interesting activities for your body and soul.

Fitness level – average

Other dates for the tours are available for groups from 4 pax.

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St. Petersburg. FIFA World Cup 2018

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We arrived in St. Petersburg on the second day of the FIFA 2018. The day before Reza had come to Moscow from Istanbul and because he had a ticket to the football match in St Petersburg, he took a free train from the capital provided by RZD (Russian railways) during the FIFA Cup. The night train was super cool, with two floors and second class compartments. You seldom see such trains on the Trans-Siberian route let alone for free! Needless to say that all the passengers were football fans with tickets to the match in St. Petersburg so the atmosphere was great and they were drinking all night long. It was Reza’s first time in Russia and his first time seeing the white nights.

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Hermitage Museum
Football Fans from Brazil in front of the Hermitage

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Alanya, visiting Seljuk fortress and golden beach



From Antalya we took a bus to Alanya, a small, cozy town with sandy beaches and a remarkable 13th-century fortress. The town of Alanya is located on the hills. Almost every apartment building has a great view overlooking the sea. We stayed at our new friend’s apartment. Ridvan is a school teacher of English but he speaks many languages including Russian.

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Antalya – the city to come back


After trekking down the Lykia trail we hitchhiked to Antalya. A lovely Turkish-Russian family gave us a lift and dropped us right in front the gigantic matryoshka dolls. But Antalya didn’t feel like Russia at all.

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