Filipino people are known from smiling a lot. 🙂
If you visited the Philippines, let me know do you agree with this!
October is almost over, so it’s time to say “Bye bye Russia” on my blog.
How did you like my travel impressions this month?
Russia is a large country, and I’ve seen only a tiny part of it. However, I can recommend places I’ve visited, i.e., Moscow and Saint Petersburg (with their vicinity), and Caucasus Mountains.
I hope to visit Russia again because of two sites: the Lake Baikal and Kamchatka.
What kind of place in Russia would you recommend the most?
p.s. Tomorrow we’re “flying” to a warm country. 🙂
It’s not exactly a lake on today’s picture, but it was probably the closest what I have. 🙂
I wanted to write a few words about the Lake Baikal. I haven’t visited it yet, but it’s still on my list. The only problem, I dream of seeing it in winter… Maybe, you’ve seen amazing pictures of Baikal taken in winter? Unfortunately, I almost feel cold even from thinking about it. 😀
Lake Baikal is the deepest and biggest lake in world; one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s located in Siberia.
Have you seen the Lake Baikal (maybe even in winter)?
Do you know, what’s the highest mountain in Europe? Well, it’s a bit tricky question. Depending, how you define the border between Europe and Asia, one can say Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco, 4808 m above sea level) or Mount Elbrus (5642 m above sea level).
Let’s say here, that Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia (Caucasus) and Europe; and Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Western Europe and in the European Union. 🙂
Elbrus, as you see in today’s picture, has two summits; they are inactive volcano domes (5642 m and 5621 m).
Saint Petersburg (used to known as Petrograd and Leningrad) was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Today, it’s the second biggest Russian city (after Moscow).
Saint Petersburg is a great tourist attraction. It has a lovely historic center, wonderful museum the Hermitage and many many bridges (more than in Venice). 😉
Saint Petersburg is a very popular destination in summer because of “white nights” (=long daylight). Of course, there are many places that are located quite far to north and you can experience there this phenomena; but Saint Petersburg is somehow famous because of white nights. 🙂