Once I came out from the jet and felt the sea flavor: Sakhalin. A very first impression was, that Sakhalin looks like other islands: green and untouched like Bali, cold and changeable like Iceland, but now I know for sure – it’s not so simple.

Sakhalin is located in the Russian Far East, 9 000 kilometers away from Moscow. The Pacific Ocean affects the climate of the island, therefore the weather is so unpredictable, with heavy rain and the constant strong wind. Mostly impossible to choose the right clothes for this place even in summer: you need to take with you a swimwear, a raincoat and sometimes strongly recommended a ski suit. (In winter the weather here is a real problem. Now I can imagine 2 meters of snow, appeared in one night!).

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