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Irkutsk or Hunting a ghost train

Irkutsk is the best base from which to start any adventure to Lake Baikal, according to the guide books. It’s a transport hub but also a little more interesting than the other Siberian cities we have stopped in. 1,211 more words


Listvyanka: Barking dogs, pushy children and fishy fingers

One of the main reasons Irkutsk is such a popular stop on the transsiberian (certainly most of my carriage from Ekaterinburg to Irkutsk) got off here is because of the proximity to lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. 461 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. 767 more words

Creative Writing

A change in direction

Olkhon Island – Listvyanka – Ulan Ude – Ulaanbaatar

We arrived in Listvyanka to a warm welcome from Olga (a guesthouse recommendation from our friend whom had stayed with her 5 years ago) and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset over Lake Baikal. 403 more words

Matter of Fact

I’m chuffed to have received the One Lovely Blog Award! I was nominated by reader, writer, editor, minimalist poet, new blogger WREADITOR–  go check out his blog! 961 more words

Non Fiction

Another Mystery: Lake Baikal Seals

Hi, Mr. Nature here, with yet another zoological head-scratcher: the seals of Lake Baikal.

So what’s the mystery? They’re just another species of seal, right? Ah! 139 more words


Magistrale Diaries: Baikal Magic

There’s a distinct chill in the morning air as Train 78 races east towards Irkutsk. The terrain is as flat as can be, but given that we’re scheduled to arrive there at the unearthly hour of 06:09, we get to watch a gorgeous sunrise on our way in. 2,082 more words