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The travel blog with a twist

The travel blog with a twist

8 June 2018

You probably already follow a bunch of travel bloggers. But are any of them polar bears?

Disappointingly, is not an actual polar bear. But it is a quirky Instagram account from a Russian travel agency called Mishka.

The agency offers unusual small group holidays that involve hikes, camping and tours of unusual locations like Lofoten islands, Kyrgyzstan and North Tian Shan. Their account features shots from their tours with a twist— agency co-founder and travel guide Elnar Mansurov in a polar bear mask, bringing his own take on the usual Insta-perfect travel snaps.

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