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China's Largest Freshwater Lake Is Shrinking
And activists say the plan to save it could make things much worse.
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These Virtual Tours of Tough-To-Visit Destinations Will Take Your Breath Away
Ever wonder what it's like to summit Mount Everest? Now's your chance to find out.
11 Reasons Siberia Isn't As Terrible As You Think
A World of Contrasts on the Trans Siberian Railroad
Travel writer; Author, 'Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocea...
The train helped me get a better idea of what is most interesting about this very large corner of the planet, how the various pieces fit together, and what it all might mean for the future.
This Gorgeous Lake Holds 1/5 of the Earth's Freshwater
Conde Nast Traveler
In 2008, a Russian newspaper and TV channel held a massive competition to name the official "Seven Wonders of Russia." Topping the list was a place that few international tourists visit due to its remote location: the "Blue Eye of Siberia," the "Sacred Sea," sickle-shaped Lake Baikal.
8 Reasons to Explore Eastern Europe
Because Your Home Is Someone Else's Destination -- GlobalYodel...
It's affordable, steeped in history and, in parts, both bizarre and incredibly beautiful. Plus, in some countries, beer is cheaper than water. Yes, really, it is. But for some reason, Eastern Europe doesn't often feature on many travellers' bucket lists.
UFO Hunters On A 2-Month Expedition Across Russia
Trans Siberian Railway Here I Come
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson
The Grannies on Safari
The train's first stop Moscow. This capital city was much brighter and stylish than I had remembered.
Are We There Yet? Iconic Road Trip Movies
San Francisco-based arts critic
Restraint and Hope: Lessons From Lake Baikal and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
David B. Williams
Naturalist, freelance writer
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Baikal have come to symbolize not only primal, sacred wilderness but also the struggle over values and who controls natural resources.
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