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From Lake Baikal to Moscow

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by niva_explorer_photo, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
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  2. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Great photos! Which town did you stay at? Ulan Ude? It's interesting they also serve Mongolian dishes like milk tea and khuushuur in that region!
     
  4. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Pavel
    I see you are enjoying chiburekki (a Russian version of khuushuur) and chai s molokom (milk tea)! Don't forget about true Siberian pelmeni! :biggrin:
     
  5. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Hi!, we stayed at Irkutsk and Listvyanka, we had a really good time there, specially when a group of young Russians invited us to a bbq after they saw we were swimming in the freezing lake Baikal waters (10 degrees!), it was a fun evening. :) 

    The original people of this area of Siberia where mongols, so yeah, some food is the same :) 
     
  6. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Hi!, I have pelmeni but in Moscow!, in Siberia it was all fish, Solyanka, some meats, borscht... :) 

    It was such an amazing trip!
     
  7. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Pavel
    Lucky you!

    I love Siberian borsch. The best borsch I ate in my life was in Novosibirsk. There're many descendants of Ukrainians in Siberia, that's why Ukrainian food is popular there.
     
  8. donlaw

    donlaw Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 19, 2011
    Texas
    Don Lawrence
    Cool photos!
     
  9. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    That's what I like about this site...you not only get lessons in photography, but history and the geographic and culinary landscapes!
     
  10. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    This thread is getting me hungry! My wife makes khuushuur and a pretty good borsch! I may have to make her cook! :biggrin:
     
  11. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    The best one I had until date was at a restaurant in our way to Irkutsk, what I really love is Solyanka, I have a friend in Moscow and her father cooks the best one in the world! :biggrin:

    I guess you are Ukranian? my Moscow friend's mum is Ukrainian, and her best friend as well :) 
     
  12. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    You are making me very hungry!!! I miss all these foods :) 
     
  13. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Pavel
    No, I'm not Ukrainian. I am in fact Russian, but I live in Kyiv and my wife is Ukrainian. She hates borsch, though :biggrin:
     
  14. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Pavel
    Great photos, as always! :2thumbs:
     
  15. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Thanks a lot of the comments! :) 
     
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