Navigate the world’s elements on this 120 night cruise; The Courier

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Top 7 natural wonders for the best Instagram shots in Russia; Russia Beyond

Pack your bags and head to Russia’s most beautiful and photogenic sites of natural beauty.

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Kronotsky Nature Reserve geyser named “Vostochny-45” after Vostochny Port JSC, celebrating its 45th anniversary; Port News

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Images Show Active, Glacier-Covered Volcanoes in the Russian Far East; Nabilah Islam; GlacierHub

This week’s Photo Friday features two, restless glacier-covered volcanoes in Kamchatka, a peninsula lying on the Pacific coast of eastern Russia.

Source: Images Show Active, Glacier-Covered Volcanoes in the Russian Far East – GlacierHub

Photos of the World’s Most Beautiful Countries; Lauren Cahn; Reader’s Digest

These incredible photos of the most stunning locales across the globe will take your breath away.

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BIG FAT WHOLESALER WRAP; Travel Weekly

Russia – Volcanoes of Kamchatka

IF THERE’S ONE THING WE LOVE ON A MONDAY, IT’S A DELIGHTFULLY INFORMATIVE WHOLESALER WRAP. THAT, AND THE PROMISE OF A SELF-IMPOSED EARLY MARK.

Walk the way all year round with UTracks – year around departures announced for last section of Spanish Camino

With more than 200,000 people walking part or all of the famous Camino de Santiago each year, Camino specialist, UTracks has announced it will offer departures on the final section from Sarria to Santiago all year round.

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of Saint James, is the name used to refer to all the routes that lead to where the apostle Saint James the Greater is said to be buried. It has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages for more than 1,000 years. UTracks offers an extensive collection of walking and cycling trips, guided and self-guided, along the Spanish Camino, French Way of St James and the Portuguese Camino.

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8 geographical marvels that make Russia absolutely unique; Daniel Chalyan; RBTH

Russia – Volcanoes of Kamchatka

The country might not boast much in the way of zebras and coconut trees, but this list of lesser-known geographical facts is sure to raise an eyebrow or two.

1. Largest active volcano in Eurasia

That’s right. And it’s not like we have to drive around volcanoes here. Most people in Russia have never even seen one. Nevertheless, the Klyuchevskoy stratovolcano isn’t just massive at 4,750 m, it’s also very active. This UNESCO World Heritage Site’s beautiful and steep symmetrical cone towers over the Ust-Kamchatsky district in Russia’s farthest eastern reaches, raining molten lava and ash on whomever dares approach it, and with increasing regularity since 1697.

Few ascents are undertaken because of the danger of lava being spat out at random, which has caused deaths in the past. Indigenous tribes also believe the mountain is sacred – a place from which our world is said to have sprung.

2. A lake with five separate layers

If you venture into the waters of the Barents Sea, next to the Kola Peninsula, you will encounter Kildin Island.

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Uzon volcanic caldera, Kamchatka, Russia; Air Pano

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The Kamchatka Peninsula is located in the northeastern part of Russia. It has a total area of 270,000 square km with three wildlife refuges, 5 national parks, 8 federal and 23 local nature reserves, 105 natural monuments, 2 sanatorium-resort zones, and many other protected areas.

Kamchatka’s main attractions are volcanoes. Images of the volcanoes are even depicted on the flag and coat of arms of both Kamchatka Krai and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, the main city of the region. In total there are more than 300 Kamchatka volcanoes, but only 30 of them are active.

Since 1996 Kamachatka volcanoes and adjoining territories are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This area is known for beautiful landscapes and a huge variety of biological species. Uzon volcanic caldera in Kronotsky Nature Reserve offers one of the most amazing sceneries you’ll ever see.

Uzon Volcanic Caldera (a cauldron-like collapse) was formed about 40,000 years ago on the site of the volcano that was destroyed by a series of eruptions. Powerful explosions left a crater with a diameter of about 10 kilometers and total area of 150 square kilometers, framed by steep ledges, sometimes reaching 800 meters high.

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Oceania Cruises Announces 180-Day Around the World Voyage for 2020; TripZilla

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If going on a globe-trotting voyage is at the top of your bucket list, mark your calendars now for the 180-Day Around The World Voyage unveiled by Oceania Cruises. This epic expedition will depart on 8 January 2020 aboard Insignia, crossing the equator four times and visiting 95 destinations in 38 countries across 27 time zones. Cruising across 18 seas and three oceans with a transit at the newly-expanded Panama Canal, this ambitious odyssey is certainly unlike any other.

Destination Highlights: 2020 Around the World Voyage

For the first time, Oceania Cruises has woven together Alaska, Mexico, South America, Asia, and Africa into a marvellous worldwide tapestry featuring a complete circumnavigation of South America and visits to an impressive 67 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here are 10 exciting destinations to get you hyped up about this global journey.

Tokyo, Japan

Explore the spectacular cityscapes with a visit to Asakusa’s legendary Sensō-ji Temple and indulge in the local nightlife at the bright, active Ginza District. For foodies, make a beeline to the Tsukiji Market for the freshest sashimi.

2020 Around the World Voyage travels to nine glorious ports of call in Japan.

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Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia. Part I; Air Pano

Russia – Volcanoes of Kamchatka

The Kamchatka Peninsula is located in the northeastern part of Russia. It has a total area of 270,000 square km with three wildlife refuges, 5 national parks, 8 federal and 23 local nature reserves, 105 natural monuments, 2 sanatorium-resort zones, and many other protected areas.

Kamchatka’s main attractions are volcanoes. Images of the volcanoes are even depicted on the flag and coat of arms of both Kamchatka Krai and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, the main city of the region. In total there are more than 300 Kamchatka volcanoes, but only 30 of them are active.

Since 1996 Kamachatka volcanoes and adjoining territories are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This area is known for beautiful landscapes and a huge variety of biological species. Uzon volcanic caldera in Kronotsky Nature Reserve offers one of the most amazing sceneries you’ll ever see.

Uzon Volcanic Caldera (a cauldron-like collapse) was formed about 40,000 years ago on the site of the volcano that was destroyed by a series of eruptions. Powerful explosions left a crater with a diameter of about 10 kilometers and total area of 150 square kilometers, framed by steep ledges, sometimes reaching 800 meters high.

Source: Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia. Part I

Journey to the bears in the Kronotsky Reserve, Kamchatka; Air Pano

Russia – Volcanoes of Kamchatka

In September 2017, I managed to spend three weeks in Kamchatka taking pictures of the wild nature: brown bears, stunning autumn landscapes, geysers and volcanoes. And it was an absolutely incredible experience! I arrived in Kamchatka as a volunteer, so I managed to visit some unique territories that are not accessible for usual tourists. As well as other volunteers, I lived in small staff houses: I spent two weeks in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve and one week in “Volcanoes of Kamchatka” Nature Park.

To become a volunteer for the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, for example, is not that difficult. To do that you need to visit the website, consider the proposals they have, evaluate your potential and fill the application. But, at the same time, I would like to mention that the volunteer’s activity does not imply “a banquet at the expense of the inviting party”.

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Images show the highest volcano in Eurasia seen from ISS; Harry Pettit; Daily Mail Online

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ISS cosmonaut Dr Sergey Ryazansky, 42, has captured photos of the volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka located on the north-eastern Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

 

  • Cosmonaut Dr Sergey Ryazansky, 42, has captured photos of the volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka in Russia
  • The images show smoke billowing from the huge volcano, which has an elevation of 4,750 metres (15,580ft)
  • The volcano’s tip is seen breaching through the white cloud cover as it spews rust-coloured smoke
  • The huge volcano’s first recorded eruption was in 1697, and it has been almost continuously active since

These incredible photographs show the highest active volcano in Eurasia as seen from the International Space Station.

Cosmonaut Dr Sergey Ryazansky, 42, captured these photos of the volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka located on the north-eastern Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

The images show smoke billowing from the huge volcano, which has an elevation of 4,750 metres (15,580 feet) and is the largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

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When Lava Hits Ice in Russia’s Far East; Souvik Chatterjee; GlacierHub

Russia – Volcanoes of Kamchatka

The Kamchatka Peninsula in Far East Russia is an isolated region known for its glacier-volcano interactions that can lead to powerful natural disasters— and also, by consequence, visually stunning images as burning lava impacts ice. One of these volcanoes, Sheveluch, has been erupting in recent weeks, creating hazard risks locally. Its ash cloud could disrupt air traffic in the region.

Kamchatka is home to 160 volcanoes, 29 of which are currently active. These volcanoes, six of which are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, are far enough north and tall enough to harbor glaciers. As such, they are associated with lahars,  devastating mudslides down the slopes of a volcano triggered by an eruption and melting glaciers and snow. These mudslides move quickly, destroying most of the structures in their path.

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