We leave beautiful Balclutha and go 7,559 miles across the Indian Ocean and we arrive at Chita in Russia. Phew – that’s a long flight!
Two rives merge here – the Chita and the Ingoda Rivers.
According to the 2010 census the population was 324,444. It was founded in 1653 by Turkish and Mongolian tribes then became a city in 1851.
If we take a trip at some point on the Trans-Siberian railway we could stop off at Chita – a long way from Moscow (3,900 miles approximately).
Dear readers – if you want to plan a real visit here may I suggest a summer trip (either that or have a very, very warm coat).
What to do? Lots and lots – actually, over 50 different things to see and do. Museums (one of which is devoted to local lore), a drama theater, a cathedral with gold domes; definitely worth a look. We can take a virtual tour of the museum I mentioned here.
Welcome back – they also have a national park, a city zoo, and a Buddhist temple. A puppet theater or ostrich farm more your style? Chita has you covered there too!
All that sightseeing – I’m hungry. The cuisine we can find here is everything from French to Middle eastern – something for every taste bud and every pocketbook. If restaurant A (your first choice) is busy or closed they have a Plan B restaurant (I kid you not) which has American and European food.
Enjoy your stay and see you next time for D.