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Karelia part 2

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...Or actually a more exciting part. Karelia is known for its brutal northern natural beauty so there is no way of visiting it without spending a handful of time in the wild. To do so we visited Ruskeala natural park. The main attractions there are man made canyons. The Swedes and later on Finnish and Russian in the end mined marble there. Beautiful green-blue marble laid very close to the surface there, in some places it was even out to the air. As mining kept on they finally hit the subterranean waters and the mines was all but flooded. It left us with what makes Ruskeala national park so beautiful.











 

It was pretty cold there and we were walking around there for hours so I am wearing a super light sweater and foldable Uniqlo anti-wind jacket above from wind and possible rain. and yes I wear flip flops. Call me crazy but it's the most comfortable shoes for me ever. My feel barely feel cold so I feel perfect walking around that way. Bonus points for super easy ground in the place of wonderful nature (or some say power).
I know you new this would happen. Flooding you with photos of Ruskeala.















Yes! below an actual real deal color!



I hope you liked the virtual tour! Karelia is so beautiful! I want to come back there again some day

I was wearing:
Uniqlo pants, jacket and sweater
Adidas flipflops

 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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Comments

  1. You are right it is so beautiful. This is a place that I would love to visit as I enjoy the great outdoors so much. The colours the scenery, the smell and the entire experience just does wonders to my soul.

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  2. Oh my goodness what a fun place to explore! I love being able to get out in nature!

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  3. Oh this is a great place to visit. I havent been in a kind of place like this, havent seen the nature since the pandemic. I hope everything will be back to normal.

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  4. I really want to visit place. The place looks so amazing and beautiful. Looks like you had great experience

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  5. Oh my goodness! Those views are just incredible. I can understand why you were so happy to be there! What a remarkable place. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  6. The views are really lovely to look at! The photos are great as well, seems like you had a nice time! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

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  7. I'm not going to lie, nature scares me a LOT, but man these photos look amazing! The water, the rocks, it's all so beautiful and serene. I could definitely see myself venturing here for a picnic and just reading a good book for an hour or two!

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  8. I love it! Breathtaking views and nature at its finest!

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  9. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story and all those beautiful pictures. The shots of nature is amazing.

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  10. I can't imagine myself going hiking on flip flops - but if you feel most comfortable then you should definitely wear them - great pictures :)

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    1. My friends call me hobbit. I can hike barefeet too

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  11. these views are so lovely and adorable..Your photography also looks stunning and cute though...Glad you shared this with us..

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  12. I've never seen marble in it's natural state. Wow, I just want to carve out a piece and bring it to my house! So beautiful.

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  14. The views there are so amazing. I am not liking that it was cold there as I like warm weather

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  15. The national park looks so beautiful, and I love to color of the water. The emerald green is so pretty. Did you take a boat ride as well?

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    1. No we didn't have enough time to take a boat ride preferring trails. and it was a bit chilly on the water it would have been worse.

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  16. What a tranquil spot. I love areas like this. They are so pretty to walk through and photograph.

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  17. Ruskeala natural park looks like such a beautiful place to go and visit. The views must have been amazing to see in person. Looks peaceful too.

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  18. First -- how cute are YOU ALWAYS?! SECOND, I still can't wait to visit.

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  19. So much to explore! I'll have to put this on my ever growing bucket list.

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  20. What a cool and beautiful place! You had such a good time there--your pictures show!

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  21. You seem to be totally comfortable in your light sweater... I like the way you enjoy the wilderness!!

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  22. The pictures in this blog is really beautiful. Can you please tell me, what device are you using?

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    1. I use Sony camera. Not in this post but in the other you can also see photo made by iPhone 11

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  23. Your pictures look so amazing!!!It makes me want to transport myself to the place where you are. Lol!

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  24. Landscape great for activities. If it was once a mine, the water might not be safe to get into so be careful.

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  25. This is the first time I heard about Karelia. I love nature so I think I'll visit this place soon. Great photos!

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    1. Karelia is located on the boarder of Russia and Finland and each country has a part of Karelia originally was. Even though I am posting Russian part I highly recommend visiting Finnish part

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  26. That lake looks amazing! It is really cold out there?
    Uniqlo is always reliable for warm clothes.

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  27. Wow!! This place took my heart ...such a beautiful natural view and I really wish to visit someday!!

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  28. Such adorable pictures, breath taking view I cant wait to explore again

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  29. Karelia looks like a lovely place and with so much nature too. It’s always nice to read about lesser known places; it makes me want to go and visit!

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  30. I had read part one, and was waiting for part 2. These pictures are beautiful!

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  31. I had read part one, and was waiting for part 2. These pictures are beautiful!

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  32. Such a good place. It is so peaceful. Just wish there is a place like that here :)

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  33. Красивые фото! А как обстоит дело с комарами?.. Мне рассказывали, что там они могут съесть целиком))

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    1. вроде как от сезона зависит. Но у меня с комарами вообще отдельная история, меня не жрут, ттт. По мне, так и в Сибири комаров нет.

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  34. I see that no other people visiting the place. I love the scenery and the spots to explore.

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  35. This place looks amazing great pictures! I'd love to visist some day! Oh and loved your flip flops��

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  36. very interesting discussion! I have never though of it but it does make a point

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  37. I could spend a whole month here exploring and each day would be just as exiting as the last, this spot is gorgeous.

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  38. I love fun adventures like this! Looks like you had a great time exploring. Love the photos!

    Stephanie S

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  39. Theinsightmedia.comAug 18, 2020, 11:55:00 PM

    life is beautiful when you choose to make it beautiful in your own world... taking your time to snap all this places, i can see that you really love nature and nature is beautiful.. i love your smiles

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  40. I love your photos! They are gorgeous! The waters are so clear! And the place is lovely!

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  41. This looks absolutely beautiful! You got some amazing photos and it looks like a great place to hike and see that beautiful water!

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  42. OMG - Ruskeala natural park and the area of Karelia in general is just so beautiful. I could tell that it was cold though and I am amazed you don't feel it in your feet - I always have to cover up my feet when I am cold. However, you look good as always. I would love to visit and experience the natural beauty there on day.

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  43. What a lovely place to visit! It looked absolutely amazing!!!

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  44. Oh it looks absolutely beautiful! I especially love the waterscapes, I need some running water in my life.

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  45. I definitely loved the virtual tour,this is one of the best online tour I have ever taken.
    The place is incredibly beautiful

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  46. This all looks amazing! I don't think I could do that in flipflops though!

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  47. The place looks really amazing and serene.

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  48. I have not yet managed to get to this part of the world. It looks very tempting and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Thank you for sharing this virtual tour. Such a beautiful place. Though I won't be able to visit Karelia, I am happy to read your blog and enjoy the photos.

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  50. Wow.. what a beautiful place . Loved seeing these photos. They uplifted my mood.

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  51. I saw this post of your on my Instagram feed first. I love these photos and you're right I could totally rock the owl chair ;P love seeing all your adventures

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  52. It is beautiful and I love your pictures. And I love learning about that part of the world I have never been to - but planning to visit. I hear you on the flipflops, I don't mind if my feet are cold, better than hot as long as I wear a warm jacket and it is a comfortable way to walk!

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    1. yes yes yes! You can see with beanie and scarf and flip flops in November. it's fine for me. and yes if the track is not too hard to walk through I'd be wearing flip flops

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  53. It really is absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing those many beautiful pictures with us. Definitely not a location I knew about before this, but it's so picturesque and interesting.

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  54. You are like me with flip flops and a hoodie! I do the same thing, and so many people think I'm crazy for it. Glad to see I'm not the only one. Your pictures of Karelia make me want to jump on a plane and go! It is absolutely beautiful and clearly worth the time to visit and enjoy.

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    1. We should start a flip flops club! The great outdoors flip flops

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  55. Thank you for sharing your photos - they are all so beautiful! I can see why you wanted to spend time outdoors with that incredible area to explore! I do the same thing when it comes to flip flops - I live in Canada and I'll wear flip flops right up to the first snowfall, sometimes even later lol They are so comfortable, I can't help myself.

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    1. yes! Now I feel we are even more alike than thought! I dunno why but I am hyper excited about it

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  56. What a beautiful place! The colour of that water is unreal. Love that picture of your alongside the wooden carving!

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  57. This is very beautiful. Mother nature. I want to be there. The water looks clean and clear. I can swim in it.

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  58. Wow this looks amazing. Your photos are so beautiful and make me want to travel x

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