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Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« on: May 28, 2013, 01:57:47 PM »
I was recently in the Republic of Altai which is quite a bit off the usual track between Mongolia and Siberia.  It's a land of mountains, rivers, pine trees and the remnants of shamanistic culture.  It has some of the cleanest air i've ever breathed and THE best honey i've ever tasted period.  Honey from Altai is famous in Russia and now i understand why.
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 03:27:23 PM »
Chemal

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 03:30:49 PM »
25c
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 03:33:44 PM »
Spring flowers.  apparently in summer this water is completely turquoise blue, only the snow and ice melt turns it temporarily brown.
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 03:35:10 PM »
More pine trees.
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 03:42:43 PM »
Freely grazing horses are everywhere
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 04:01:45 PM »
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 04:17:25 PM »
Wonderful photos krassavchick. Thanks for sharing them.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 04:23:01 PM »
Agreed.  Phenomenal photos....thanks!!
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 04:24:45 PM »
Looks much like Georgia and my home state of Colorado.  Beautiful!
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 04:26:55 PM »
You're welcome guys, i'll upload some more soon !!

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 04:28:15 PM »
Looks much like Georgia and my home state of Colorado.  Beautiful!

I lived in Colorado for 6 years and I was thinking the same thing...well, except the horses roaming around town :)
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 04:29:42 PM »
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 04:34:27 PM »
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 04:36:08 PM »
Some part of Wales look like this (minus the buildings and blue sky).

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 04:42:10 PM »
Yes that day was 25c but the next day we went to the top of another mountain and it started of misty and drizzly and by the time we got to the top it was -6c with fresh snow.  Looked even more like Wales there.  I'll upload a few photos tomorrow....

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 07:08:51 PM »
У нас дожди и багульник не цветет... Хочу на Алтай
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2013, 07:42:36 PM »
  I'll upload a few photos tomorrow....

Thankyou-very interesting. Are you going to write about the area ? :)

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 08:09:29 PM »
Very nice photos.

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2013, 12:54:48 AM »
Some part of Wales look like this (minus the buildings and blue sky).

We do have blue sky ... we do, we do  :GRRRR:

I am trying to convince myself we will see it this year  :-\
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2013, 12:05:54 PM »
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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2013, 12:09:52 PM »
This isn't Chemal, and the first day of 25c was replaced by mist and drizzle at the start....

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2013, 12:11:20 PM »
Very nice photos, it looks much like some parts of the Carpathian Mountains.

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2013, 12:12:25 PM »
As we climbed higher the rain turned to sleet and snow.....

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Re: Altai Republic, Russia......... Chemal
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2013, 12:14:52 PM »
Thanks Chris.  i've heard the Carpathian mountains are beautiful.

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