After settled, I was immediately included in their daily business. I could help to slaughter a sheep, but I didn't want to eat it. If you don't want to see the entrails, don't switch to the third photo. First round the world trip
My first yurt, or ger how it is called in this area. Buryats are the largest indigenous group in South East Siberia, from Mongolian origin.
I became very excited to get closer to the country I wanted to visit for such a long time.
Caught by the Isrkutsk TV. They wanted an interview. They didn't speak any English an my Russian was stullbvery rudimentary. So they recorded my story in English. Obviously they got it translated because a couple of days later a car stopped, told me, he saw me on TV and told me my story 😉
East side of the Ural: copper plants and Majak, the nuclear power plant and ultimate storage. Not the best place to cycle. On the side where the wind blows nothing grows anymore. The surface was covered in turqouise (copper) and yellow (sulfur). Just a few kilometers on the other side: holiday and recreational centers