Hitchhiking Siberia: Night Accident

Hitchhiking Siberia: Night Accident

The night in the Ural mountains was peaceful. There were no cars on the road, and after walking for 10-15 minutes I just sat on the snow to drink a cup of tea. I could hear the dogs is the nearby village barking loudly into…

Hitchhiking Siberia: On the Road to Ural Mountains

Hitchhiking Siberia: On the Road to Ural Mountains

January 13, 2009. My second day on the road from Moscow to Irkutsk. Around 7:30 AM I was woken up by some strange screams in the cabin of the van. It took me several minutes to realize that what I mistook for a quarrel was…

Hitchhiking Siberia: Let’s Hitchhike to Lake Baikal

Hitchhiking Siberia: Let’s Hitchhike to Lake Baikal

Located in southern Siberia, Lake Baikal is often referred to as the unofficial pilgrimage destination among Russia’s hitchhikers’ community. Ever since I started hitchhiking and traveling around Russia, I would often meet fellow wanderlust souls who either hitchhiked to Lake Baikal or had the trip…