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Leaving Lake Baikal and IrkutskĀ 

It took ages to get to sleep last night. I was praying it wasn’t the jet lag (or time-difference lag) but neither me or Tom could get to sleep. 1,105 more words


Day two at Lake Baikal

It was glorious having such a lovely sleep last night. After sleeping on the train for four nights, the beds were an absolute dream at our guest house; soft sheets, soft pillows and above all, big enough for your arms and legs to remain on the mattress. 558 more words


Day one at Lake Baikal

We arrived in Irkutsk this morning at around 9am, our carriage attendant woke us all up a good hour and a half before the stop so we had plenty of time to pack, which we needed! 681 more words


Ten Facts About Siberia

Ergaki Nature Reserve (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District)… the reserve is 3,429 square kilometres (1,324 square miles) in size


  1. Siberia occupies almost 10 percent of the land on the planet.
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Lake Baikal - Olkhon Island.

What to do on Olkhon island?

If after spending many a nights in the hustle and bustle of the cities and multiple days watching the plethora of oranges and yellows roll by through the train window and you are ready to unwind then Olkhon Island is for you. 1,929 more words

8.10.16 Lake Baikal

Had breakfast at our hostel, chatting to a young Korean guy, early 20s, who was travelling through Russia and eastern countries on his gap year and tried to persuade us to add South Korea to our trip. 774 more words



In Mongolian language, the Lake Baikal is referred to as (Baygal nuur) meaning ‘the Nature Lake”. Along with being world’s deepest lake, Lake Baikal is also considered to be one of the oldest and largest fresh water lake (volume). 22 more words

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