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Story of a tourist from Germany

Bicycle trip Stephan Werner. Story of a tourist from Germany

2012-05-03 > 142km. 412hm / sunny 27°C – 32°C / Ø18km/h / pedaling time 8:00hrs / elevation 133m, today passed 1000km mark since Simferopol (day 9) For some unknown reason, this morning I received a lot of gifts, whenever I stopped to ask for directions or just looking at things, mostly women gave me apples or sweets and wished me a safe trip. Russians are truly very friendly people.
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Stephan Werner on the way to the East

Bicycle trip Stephan Werner, a traveller from Germany, has already reached the city of Astrahan during his bicycle tourist trip. The city is his next destination after Elista, the capital of Kalmykia, which he had passed six days ago. We wish him all the best and successful “travel to the East”. Read the rest of this entry »

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the birthday of Buddha

Celebrating a birthday, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha Sakyamuni parinirvana in Elista, resulted in an unforgettable celebration in honor of the three signs of Teachers. His magnificently celebrated in many Buddhist countries. Since 2000, this holiday is officially included in the calendar of UNESCO.

Congratulated the residents and visitors with a bright celebration of Kalmykia Republic of Kalmykia President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Key in his speech became a phrase: “We pray that His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama arrived in Elista in September after the Beijing Olympics.” Among the VIP-persons present at the ritual service, was a famous traveler Fyodor Konyukhov. Making the circuit around statues of the Buddha, he made three bows are Buddhist. Now he will have a hard task – to walk in the footsteps Oirats from China to Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

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