This 91-Year-Old Russian Grandma Traveled The World Because Why Not

Where no one expected to Elena Erkhova ever travel the world, she suddenly decided to go for it when she was 91 years old.

We all know that one person that keeps claiming they’ll travel the world some day. We hear them say it every year, and we think to ourselves “oh sure you will, you keep telling yourself that”. And I guess for about 90 years or so, Elena Erkhova – known as Baba Lena – was probably one of those people.

Where no one expected her to ever travel the world, she suddenly decided to go for it when she was 91 years old. This of course leads to some wonderful pictures of this old lady finally getting to see the world outside of her native Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Naturally, this was all done pre-COVID. Traveling isn’t really allowed now, and Baba Lena passed away in 2019 shortly after finishing her travels. Let’s take a look at some of the places she’s visited, and get some inspiration for our first post-COVID trip.