This Is What It’s Like To Live In 1 Of The Coldest Places On Earth.

open-air market in yakutia, siberia

Sure, winter may be your favorite season, but could you handle living in a place where -40 degrees Fahrenheit is considered a warm day?

If your answer is yes, then you wouldn’t be alone. The republic of Yakutia, Siberia, has hundreds of thousands of residents, all of whom are experts at surviving harsh winters. Still, so many of us have no idea what everyday life is like for those capable of enduring one of the coldest habitable places on Earth.

That’s why YouTuber Kiun B, a native to the area, decided to share all kinds of details on what it’s like to grow up there! From open air markets where goods like meat and fish stay naturally frozen to most places not having indoor plumbing because the pipes would freeze, we can’t get over this fascinating peek into the lives of Yakutia natives.

Learn more about one of the coldest places on Earth in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story.

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