Tags » Lake Baikal


My first impressions of Irkutsk were unfortunately not that great. The neighbourhood around my hostel seemed run down, and the buildings appeared old, worn out, and on their last legs. 677 more words


Siberia - Lake Baikal

The place to be! (According to Scooter’s 2002 classic ‘Ramp! (the logical song)’, what do you mean you won’t admit to knowing it? What’s wrong with you? 801 more words


Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal has become one of my favourite places. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world with over 20% of the world’s freshwater. It is also the deepest, a huge 1642m at its deepest point, and best of all, thanks to a unique algae floating in its waters, it is clean enough to drink. 863 more words


Lake Baikal & Olkhon Island

Last Tuesday started in a pretty typical way: I misplaced my bus ticket, decided last minute to store some of my things at the hostel instead of carrying them all the way to Olkhon Island, and had to wait an extra fifteen minutes for the bus to arrive. 2,483 more words

Adventure Time

The hostess of the hostel in Irkutsk quickly writes down a couple Russian synonyms for the word hotel as there are no hostels before the next big city, Ulan-Ude. 589 more words

Ride The World