Krasnoyarskiy Kray

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  • Day73

    Slightly exhausted start to Krasnoyarsk

    September 12 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    We boarded our TST for night 3 arriving slightly wet despite our walk from the hotel being only 5 mins.
    This time we were in quite an old train carriage with slightly less room for our bags but we shoved them under the bunks with a bit of effort.
    We were then joined by a 50yr old male jeweller ( despite requesting female only carriages for safety) who had v limited English but was keen to chat. This turned out to be hilarious as we lost google translate half way through a “conversation”.
    Just before we were due to leave a 65 yr old woman joined us and appeared a little perplexed that she was in the top bunk but didn’t ask to swap so we weren’t sure re the etiquette of offering to change bunks so we stayed put. How I wish I had swapped!! All night she was up and down at least every hour and obviously found the ladder inconvenient as she choose to use the table to climb right over my face!!
    Luckily we arrived at Krasnoyarsk at 08.45am after neither of us had much sleep.
    We then spent the next 45 mins walking around in circles in the rain trying to find our accommodation which wasn’t helped by a loss of google maps due to the rain!!
    Finally a lovely Russian girl phoned the accommodation and walked us to a door we had walked past x 2!!
    The apartment looked nothing like but it’s clean and warm and we have now just come out for breakfast- it is 6 degs celsius which has taken us both my surprise- that’s Siberia for u!
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  • Day73


    September 12 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    After warming up with breakfast we walked through Krasnoyarsk to the Regional Museum.
    This great little museum was house in a v weird Egyptian inspired building complete with obelisks.
    We learnt a lot about the different Siberian clans from this area and there was a really good exhibit on Shamanism which is v much still alive and well amongst these indigenous people even today.
    Krasnoyarsk is a grid like town on the banks of the Yensei river. There’s not a huge amount more to say about it except that in 1 day the climate has definitely changed- tmrw we crack out the down jackets and thick trousers!
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  • Day74

    Wet day in Krasnoyarsk

    September 13 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Slow start to the day due to showers of rain.
    Donning down jackets and warm trousers for the first time since the Faroe Islands, we headed out for a walk around town.
    This was interspersed with a very nice snack in a little cafe - Akademiya Cafe.
    After which we sought out “ the monument to the drunken uncle”! - random finds 101!
    We are now watching a bit of Netflix before repacking for our trip to Irkutsk tmrw.
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  • Day18

    Krasnojarsk und Stolby-Nationalpark

    September 18 in Russia ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Die Zugfahrt diesmal war okay. Die Nacht haben wir so gut wie nicht geschlafen, da es im Abteil irgendwie gequietscht hat. Aber wenigstens hatten wir einen schönen Sonnenaufgang. 😊 Nach der Ankunft am Morgen in Krasnojarsk sind wir zum Hostel gefahren. Dort haben wir das Zimmer bezogen und ein gefrühstückt. Das Hostel war wirklich sehr schön und endlich waren dort auch Englisch sprechende Menschen mit denen wir uns unterhalten konnten. 😉 Darunter war auch Lukas, ein Deutscher, der dann mit uns zum Stolby-Nationalpark mitgekommen ist. Dorthin kamen wir mim Yandex-Taxi (russisches Uber) Und es Ist immer wieder erstaunlich wie günstig ein solches Taxi in Russland sein kann (25 min Fahrt für 3-4€). Dieser Ausflug war das erste Mal für uns in der russischen Natur. Und man muss sagen es war wirklich sehr schön. Der Herbstwald, die Felsen-Spitzen und die tollen Aussichten. Nach der fast 20 km langen Wanderung hatten wir uns das Abendessen verdient. Diesmal gab es georgisch. Danach sind wir dann noch bissl durch die Stadt gelaufen und zurück im Hostel haben wir uns noch bissl mit den Leuten dort unterhalten...
    In den Hostels sind auch oft viele Russen, da diese auf die günstige Übernachtungsmöglichkeit angewiesen sind. Viele müssen z. B. bei Geschäftsreisen die Unterkunft selber zahlen.
    Bei uns im Hostel war unter anderem Nikolaj, der sich mit Google-Translator und seinen Grundkenntnissen in Englisch mit uns unterhalten hat. Er ist Security und darf eine Waffe tragen (und die trägt er sogar wenn er privat das Haus verlässt) man muss sagen, dass war schon ein Proll, aber trotzdem ganz nett. Wir haben einiges über die Verhältnisse in Russland erfahren.

    Noch eine kurze Ergänzung:
    In Krasnojarsk liegt circa der geografische Mittelpunkt Russlands. Im Zarenreich lag er etwas weiter im Westen in Nowosibirsk. Wirklich unvorstellbar groß dieses Land, wenn man bereits schon so weit gereist ist und nun erst in der Mitte ist...
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  • Day19

    Krasnojarsk und Weiterfahrt nach Irkusk

    September 19 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück im Hostel, haben wir noch einen Spaziergang durch die Stadt gemacht. Nikolaj und seiner Waffe 😉 haben uns begleitet. Die Geburtsstadt von Helene Fischer hat uns wirklich gut gefallen, wobei man sagen muss, dass sie doch etwas verschlafen wirkt in Gegensatz zu den anderen Städten in Sibirien.

    Für die nächste bevorstehende Fahrt haben wir uns in einer Bäckerei mit leckeren Teigtaschen eingedeckt. Das waren wirklich die besten Teigtaschen. Die Bäckerei war auch sonst sehr gut. Das muss wohl der deutsche Einfluss sein. ;) Es gab in Sibirien viele Deutsche. Daher gibt es auch eine deutsche Kirche in Krasnojarsk. Dann ging es auf zum Bahnhof zum Zug in Richtung Irkutsk. Jonathan, ein Österreicher, der auch im gleichen Hostel war, fuhr ebenfalls zum gleichen Zug... da wir nicht im gleichen Wagen waren und den Speisewagen ausprobieren wollten, haben wir uns zum Abendessen verabredet. Dort haben wir uns dann einen Tisch zu einem Briten gesetzt. Es war wirklich interessant und sehr lustig. Der Brite hat fast jedes Land der Welt bis auf 6 bereist und konnte viel dazu erzählen und auch zum bevorstehenden Brexit. Zum Abschluss des schönen Abends haben wir dann auch noch Wodka zusammen getrunken. Die Bedienung war auch wirklich sehr nett, kam daher auch mit aufs Bild, wollte aber leider nicht mit uns trinken.
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  • Day4

    Stolby Nature Park near Krasnoyarsk

    May 19 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    A morning walk in early Siberian spring (yes, there is still snow around and not just on ski runs) in a beautiful park loaded with rocks open for climbing. First is a look at the Siberian taiga here. Then several pics of rocks, some named. I won't tell you what the names are to see if your imaginations can come up with them. The last pic is the view from Grandpa rock back towards Krasnoyarsk.Read more

  • Day4

    Yenisey River and Krasnoyarsk Dam

    May 19 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    The Yenisey is the largest river by volume in Russia, and as such has many hydroelectric projects along its length. First is a look along the river. Then two of the dam from below and from the top. The other two are the unique thing about this dam. That big rig is called the ship ladder, used to move river ships around the dam. It runs on rails from a pool near the foot of the dam where ships can drive in. The big rig lift them, runs up a steep rail incline and floats the boat in a similar pool behind the dam. This was less expensive than locks as the valley is both deep and hard granite. It wasn't running today, but I was told it takes an hour and a half to move one ship.Read more

  • Day25

    Drama in Siberia

    October 7, 2016 in Russia ⋅ 🌙 -8 °C

    Fortunately after two days of not sleeping and a couple of pills I was able to finally sleep through the night and awoke this morning feeling a little bit more human with beautiful Siberian sunshine streaming through our cabin window. With less than 24 hours to go before our overnight stop in Irkutsk I was beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and dream of the fresh air and food I will be shortly consuming.

    After a couple of coffees, we strode in the restaurant carriage for an omelet after 3 days of watered down porridge and protein bars had started to take its toll. Whilst awaiting for our omelets to arrive, we bumped into Lukas who looked like he had had another rough night induced by alcohol. It just so happened that he had a rough night induced by losing his passport between a space in the train whilst trying to pull his Go-Pro out of his pocket. His passport is now somewhere on a train track between Novosibirsk and Bolotnaya. Supposedly the police are on the hunt for it but if it is not found, his Trans-Siberian adventure is over as he will unlikely be able to obtain the necessary visas from within the Siberian wilderness. We felt so sorry for him and tried to work out ways in which we could help but whilst in Russia there is only so much anyone can do.

    Our next big stop of 42 minutes happened in a town called Krasnoyarsk. We had 42 minutes to explore the town but being to scared to venture too far from the train in case it decided to abandon us in the middle of Russia, our exploration involved an in depth look at the train station, it's statue and all its wares. After a quick tour we settled on the first cafe we came across and purchases some cheese bread thing resembling a crossiant in texture but flat, a meringue filled with creme and some fruit. Health plus. After doing some quick lunges and squats on the platform it was back on the train to consume our purchases. Lukas managed to get hold of the Polish embassy in Irkutsk who advised him his passport is unlikely to be found and if not, he will have to return to Moscow before he can fly back to Manchester where he currently works. Normally smiley, Lukas certainly has lost his way.

    The afternoon passed by in a blur talking international politics, geological settings of our given countries and wine in the restaurant car whilst drinking Russian champagne (Yes ok French people it's not really champange) whilst passing beautiful snow covered Siberian landscapes. The temperature is now around 0 degrees and feeling very fresh. Lukas joined us after an afternoon kip and drowned his sorrows in beer and playing more rounds of 500. At Beer #5, we received a visit from the "train boss" who confirmed that the police had found Lukas' passport and it will be on the next train to Irkutsk. Cue celebratory beers and vodka. Happy Lukas was back and it was time to make up for lost happy time.

    After some food to ward off the probable hangover, I went back to our little cabin to prepare for bed. It wasn't long until the train stopped and we picked up another Russian passenger who was allocated into the spare space in our cabin. Due to the incredible stench that followed him into the train, I quickly made my way back to the restaurant car to inform my cabin mates that we had a serious case of bad BO in our room and he isn't the one who hasn't showered for 3 days! I went back to make up our beds and found smelly Russ on Jamie's bed taking over our entire area with his horrible odour, stomach and baggage. I asked him to move to his bunk as we were going to bed, although with his little understanding of English and my little understanding of Russian, I resorted to charades and hand gestures. He exited the room to allow me to make up the beds and I left to go and get a drunken Jamie from the restaurant car to put him to bed. On our return, the odour was putrid and smelly Russ was back on Jamie's now made bed stuffing his face with potato crisps and sculling coke. If there is one thing that Jamie hates, its anyone eating on his bed especially someone he doesn't know. At this point, after 2 nights of barely any sleep and no shower, I had enough (no one messes with my Jamie) - I asked him to move again and he refused and started getting incredibly agitated. I told him if he wanted to eat , he should eat on his bed or go to the restaurant car, to which his response was net net net net net net net net (no, no, no, no, no, no). He got up and Jamie lay his upper body on the bed with his legs off to one side (being pretty drunk). Smelly Russ then attempted to sit on the end of Jamie's bed to continue consuming his chips. I told him to move, that Jamie needed to go to sleep and he needed to go onto his bunk. I grabbed Jamie's legs and put them on the bed to make a point and said that he needed to go to sleep as he was drunk. He made a beeline for my bed and I had to resort to a wagging finger in his face saying NET NET NET and pointed to his bunk.

    He huffed and puffed out of the room and was heard complaining to the Russian cabin manager, who paid him zero attention as she had had absolutely no problems up to this point. He disappeared to the restaurant car to consume his heart attack and I managed to calm myself down but was now petrified of sleeping in the same room as this man. He returned as I was reading my book and Jamie was out for the count while our other cabin mate was drinking vodka in another room. He proceeded to get undressed right in front of me and took off his top to reveal his large stomach and unbuttoned his trousers, the stench coming from his pores increased and I realised sleep was not going to come easy again tonight.

    As if this man couldn't get any ruder, he left the sound of his phone on and proceeded to watch movies on his laptop without headphones. At about midnight he took a call on his phone while the rest of the cabin was fast asleep. After an amazing three days of getting to know some brilliant people it was a shame to end this part of the leg like this, but it makes you appreciate the wonderful people you do get to meet more and certainly adds to the stories we get to tell!
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  • Day14

    "Stolby National Park" in Krasnoyarsk

    May 27, 2018 in Russia ⋅ 🌬 19 °C

    Mittlerweile sind wir seit Moskau 4.100 km gefahren und haben ca. die Hälfte bis nach Vladivostok geschafft. Von dort dann noch mal 3 Tage und Nächte zurück nach Ulan-Ude. Krasnojarsk ist eine Stadt in Russland am Fluss „Jenissei“ und an der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn. Mit 973.826 Einwohnern ist Krasnojarsk nach Nowosibirsk und Omsk die drittgrößte Stadt Sibiriens. Übrigens ist das auch die Geburtsstadt von Helene Fischer. Wir wohnen im: Oktyabrskaya Hotel, Гостиница Октябрьская
    Prospekt Mira 15, Tsentralny, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russland - Проспект Мира 15 (Красноярск, 660049)

    Abends sind wir in ein tolles Restaurant gegangen. Grundsätzlich findet man bei den zahlungskräftigen jungen Russen die Tendenz für alles Westliche. Selbst westliche Biere werden bevorzugt. Die Musik ist auch vorwiegend Englisch. Die westliche Lebensweise scheint für viele ein Vorbild zu sein. Von der Mentalität und vom Lebensstil sind uns Deutschen die modernen Russen sehr nahe.

    Wir sind in den schönen „Stolby Nationalpark“ in Krasnojars gewandert und haben ca. 400 Höhenmeter überwunden. Insgesamt waren es 6 km bergauf und wieder 6 km zurück. Generell ist die Region des National Parks ein umfassendes Wandergebiet. Man findet hier Felsformationen, vergleichbar mit der Elbsandstein Region. Wir haben nur sehr wenig Infos vor Ort über diesen National Park bekommen. Auch der Reiseführer war nicht sehr hilfreich. Nur war ein sinnvoller Helfer. Ein russischer Reisebegleiter in der Transib hat uns für diesen schönen NP sensibilisiert. Ein Besuch von Krasnojarsk wäre ohne einen Tagesausflug nach Stolby NP nur halb so viel wert. Die Stadt Krasnojarsk ist mäßig interessant, obwohl sie an einem riesigen Fluss liegt, der ähnlich wie das Rheintal von schönen Bergen umgeben ist. Die Strandpromenade ist mehrere Kilometer lang und sicher die Hauptattraktion der Stadt. Auf der ganzen Reise fällt mir schon der extrem hohe Anteil von jungen Familien mit Kindern in russischen Städten auf. Ein Bild, was in Deutschland so nicht mehr existiert. Am Eingang des NP war glücklicherweise ein Restaurant. In dem Augenblick, als wir den Park wieder verlassen um ein Taxi zu suchen fängt es auch an zu regnen. Wir sitzen draußen auf einer Terrasse unter einem Regenschutz und meine Heidi kämpft mit der russischen Speisekarte. Heute ist es auch wieder deutlich wärmer geworden. Das russische Bier wird mit Strohhalm serviert. Andere Länder - andere Sitten. Auf der Rückfahrt hatten wir dann einen coolen Privatfahrer. Heidi hat er sofort liebgehabt, weil sie so gut Russisch mit ihm gesprochen hat.

    Text von Wolfgang
    Editiert am 04.05.2019
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Krai de Krasnojarsk, Kraï de Krasnoïarsk, Krasnojarskij kraj, Красноярский край, Krasnojarsk

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