Rest Day – Russia part 7

We camped the night at Baikal, and were happy we did not need to walk in the morning. Our arranged transport from the park service was supposed to arrive at noon, but arrived closer to 9:30. We had to scramble

Trekking Day 2 – Russia part 5

The first night at camp was an excellent experience. The sun low and the air was cooling when we began assembling our tents. Thankfully there was not much wind as we started a fire, cooked our meals, and enjoyed our

Ulan-Ude – Russia Part 3

We met up with Misha, our host, guide, and friend, and got onto a flight from Moscow to Ulan-Ude. An overnight 8 hour of flight, and 5 time zones later, we landed in Ulan-Ude. Misha’s father was there to pick

East of Reykjavik, The Golden Circle

Our second day trip outside of Reykjavik was to the East along a route known as The Golden Circle. This trip encounters many of the natural features commonly associated with Iceland: enormous geysers, spectacular waterfalls, tectonic rifts, and geothermal power.

South of Reykjavik, To Vik and Back

Our third day trip involved traveling south of Reykjavik along what is called the South Coast tour. Highlights include expansive black sand beaches, epic waterfalls, a DC-3 plane crash site, volcanoes, and puffins!