Russia – Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (mainland)

What to do here
  • Ayon
  • Russia in Asia (sea border/port/river)
  • Big Diomede (Chukotka)
  • Cape Dezhev/Uelen area (Chukotka)
  • Anadyr (DYR)
  • Anadyr: Chukotka Okrug Museum of Local Lore
  • Drink kvas
  • Drink vodka with locals
  • Experience (at least) a night on a train
  • Experience Russian winter in Siberia
  • Meet the Chukchi
  • Play/hear balalaika
  • Sauna (plus swim in lake/river!)
  • Taste Pelmeni
  • Taste Pirog
  • Taste Pirozhki
  • Wear an ushanka
  • Tchukotka: Chukchis
 The Dark Side
  • Gudym (ghost town; Chukotka)
Visiting the community of Ayon
Walruses in bay by Meynypilgyno village; Aug. 2015
So close to the US and yet so different