by Wojciech Fedoruk - 11 months ago
Coming by plane to Salekhard, lacking time to visit this town, I took a taxi directly to the ferry on Ob river. The ferry was free of charge for pedestrians and after a short cruise I reached Labytnangi, small town having a railway connection with Moscow and other big cities. I had a few hours so I took some walk through Labytnangi, which is a mix of Soviet and brand new buildings. I found out that the local myseum was open and got inside. The lady at the ticket office was amazed to see a foreign tourist speaking Russian and not only she cut my ticket price by half, but took me on a one hour private guided tour, explaining exposition in details. I knew many interesting facts about daily life of Nenets, as well as sad times of Stalin's gulag. I left an enthusiastic review in the guest book and took the train towards Vorkuta, to visit the biggest national park in Europe.