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The past March, I spent a week at Lake Baikal to shoot landscape photos, the ice was apparently not at its best condition, but the ice caves were pretty good, with thousands of windows like this, pure blue frame, beautiful sunshine coming in. 6 more words

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Lake Baikal and Irkutsk

The next morning Galiana prepared a breakfast of pancakes with minced beef followed by sweet pancakes all accompanied with cake and coffee.  I was ready for the day.  1,400 more words


The rest of Listvyanka and Irkutsk

The day after or quad-biking shenanigans, our itinerary promised a 5-hour hike near Lake Baikal. Fuelled with Russian porridge and dressed to withstand both the weather and the attacks of ticks (it was the height of their active season) we awaited the arrival of our guide. 229 more words


Irkutsk and Listvyanka day 1

We were greeted early on the morning of May 10 on the platform of Irkutsk railway station by Lena, local Irkutskian (I may be creating a new noun there) and tourist guide and Kseniya, her trainee and were taken to an MPV driven, to my great delight, by a quietly polite gentleman called Igor. 573 more words


The Order of Things

Read Part 1: Missing Person

Read Part 2: Forrest Trail

Read Part 3: The Droste Effect

The bell rang for recess and the children bustled out of the classroom, leaving me with some peace and quiet, and a mess of watercolours, textas, and butchers paper to tidy. 680 more words

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