We booked a ship's tour including the Military museum and city highlights.
Port is surrounded by beautiful snow-covered volcanic mountains.
Only access to this city is by air plane or ship, therefore living cost is higher than the other cities in Russia.
This is the second biggest city in the world where there is no access by road or train.
Everybody is going ashore by tender boat.
Locals only have this fine weather 6 days out of a year and we are sharing one.
Hospitality desk was set-up by local authority at the pier welcoming us with free sample of salmon roe caviar and of course a small glass of Russian vodka.
These two beautiful girls Zhenya and Iva served passengers.
Most of locals are impressively nicely dressed.
City's founder St. Paul and St. Peter
In front of the Lenin statue.
Next Winter Olympic games are due in Sochi, Russia 2014.
It is not open on Sundays! I guess?
Animal horns turning into local art works may infuriate some animal activists?
This feels so soft and warm when I tried on.
This beautiful Siberian cat might be endangered species.
A Russian Orthodox church
We witnessed a Christening of a new born baby inside this church above.
A beautiful Russian Orthodox church on road side
A lady sells church souvenirs inside the church we visited early in the morning
City view with snow-covered mountain as background
Our tour bus clibming up the hill
Nice port view with our ship from the hill top
Our tour group is having a break for photo shoot
Houses and apartments where local people live in.
Entrance to the Military museum
The Military museum
He is a Russian soldier and his name is Nikita. 23yo.
Blond with blue eyes and very friendly.
Some people are playing around the cannon displays on the ground.
Inside the Military museum.
Our tour guide Tatiana lead the group to the local market.
This section of the market sells seafood mainly salmon product.
Salmon roe is also a specialty here.
Some vegetables and pickles.
Most of local people are wearing fur coats and fur hats like this lady who is selling sunglasses on the market.