News, but not the serious kind
Jump now, avoid the crowds!
Blog Guy, I keep reading in your blog about that place in Siberia that you call Wackytown, and I really want to visit there.
You mean Krasnoyarsk. Go there! You probably won’t be sorry. In fact, that’s their exact tourism slogan.
But after learning about their air travel facilities I’m thinking flying there isn’t the best idea. Is there another way to get to Krasnoyarsk?
Sure, by train, but I’m warning you it can be kind of slow and passengers may have to pitch in.
That’s fine with me. Sounds like Amtrak. So what’s there to do when I arrive?
Well, bungee jumping is very big. This guy here is jumping off the famous October Bridge.
Because October is when the river is high enough to make it safe.
And in August?
No, not so much.
Then why is this doofus doing it NOW?
Are you kidding? Off-season prices, beat the crowds… Don’t you know anything about budget travel?
Top and right: Former Russian paratrooper Alexander Dzhafarov, 53, makes a bungee jump from the October Bridge in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 2, 2011.
Left: Athletes Vladimir Muravlyov of Ukraine and Roman Gavrusik of Russia pull 10 railway cars, weighing 500 tons, over some 10 yards during in an attempt to beat a previous Russian record at the central railway station of Krasnoyarsk, July 29, 2011.
REUTERS photos by Ilya Naymushin