Sorry, I don't have much time to write this week. :( Here's the proposed route for the Russian road trip. It was purposely drawn to avoid big cities. What do you think? Know any interesting, unusual places in these cities? Or unique people, living or working in an offbeat manner? I love to meet and write about such humans, in my country and others. After this route, I'll return to Moscow and then venture somewhere in Russia by myself for a few days. The two options are Kazan or spending a very short time in Siberia (2 - 3 days), including a ride on the Circum-Baikal Railway. Where do you want me to go - Kazan or Siberia? For foreigners, Siberia is very intriguing and mysterious, and it has always been a dream of mine to see Lake Baikal in winter. But it's soooo far away!
There are many kind bloggers in Kazan who contacted me and offered to show me places in the city and surrounding areas. Thanks for that! Do I have any readers in Irkutsk who are willing to meet, have tea or coffee and show me the city? I promise to bring cookies from the State Department..:))