Articles with tag: Sergey Dolya

Pyramiden  is a dormant Russian settlement in  Svalbard . Up until 1998, it was the northernmost coal mining district in the world. After many years it was closed because of a combination of circumstances: a fire in the mine caused problems when it came to extinguishing the...
Pyramiden  is a village built in the USSR for its access to the coal mines in Spitsbergen. It is now dormant because the mine was closed. Now, almost 20 years later, the village has begun to open up to tourists and, in the future, plans to convert it into a tourist site. We had the...
Mui Ne is one of the most popular Vietnamese resorts. Kiters from all over the world love this place. The sea here is clean and clear, sand is white, prices are cheap and there are many places of interest if you get bored lying on the beach. One of these attractions is the lighthouse. At the end...
Nishiki Market in  Kyoto is notable, not only for its rich assortment but also its history. Many shops have been run by the same families for several generations. The shelves are full of the endless rows of fresh and processed foods, including traditional pickles, sweets, seasoning,...
During my time visiting Svalbard I lost 4 lbs (2 kilograms). Moreover, it happened easily and without me noticing! We didn't starve - on the contrary, we ate a lot of good food. However, we were always going somewhere, and, as a rule, we usually went uphill.  The ascents were...
So, the Buddhist temple  Ryoan-ji – The Temple of the Dragon at Peace - is known far beyond Japan and is in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. The Rock Garden is the main attraction of the temple. There are 15 black, rough stones on a sandy platform inside the complex: the 15th stone...
IsFjord radio is a small station that was once the point of contact between  Svalbard and Norway. Now it is a tourist complex, complete with a restaurant and a lounge room (so comfortable that I fell asleep on the couch). It was an interesting route: we went out in the morning from the...
Esmark Glacier is a gigantic mountain of thick ice, stretching for about 9 miles (15 km), bringing the to Ymerbukta. When the glacier meets the water, the ice becomes covered with crevasses. Chunks of ice fall down into the water and begin to drift with the wind and the...
There is justice! After a crushing defeat during our time fishing in the sea, near the Storseisundet Bridge, the Norwegian waters of  Svalbard fully compensated past failures. After 30 minutes of spooning near Cape Starostin, we caught six codfish and, no doubt, would have caught...
What are the tourists doing in  Svalbard ? Of course, they are walking, enjoying the amazing views of nature and the wild animals. The archipelago adjusts the traveler to a quiet and peaceful contemplation. The polar nature is something special: it seems that it is poor and faceless...

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