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A portable library

When the French explorer Sylvain Tesson decided to spend six months in the forests of Siberia, on the shores of Lake Baikal, his inventory consisted of many things he’d need in order to survive the harsh environment he was about to enter. 720 more words

Monday morning - good bye lake Baikal 

It was a wonderful expertinence and a mystical place.


Village Market  / afternoon - tasty fish

Small sitze fish on the market = 100 Russian Rubel = approx. 1,59 €

I postcard = 10 Rubel

Lunch in the train: (2 tea, 1 coffee, maincourse fish and an extra salat) = 1.800 Rubel ….. 25 more words


Lake Baikal - amazing facts - for Huberta (1)

I learned today that this is the deepest lake in the world, it is 636 km long, it’s water volume equals 20% of the world’s fresh water (!!!), ages over 25 million years, has over 3500 species of plants and animals from which 2600 are endemic, it freezes 1 1/2 meter thick in the winter time, is hoste of a motorcycle race to raise money, has a marathon in the ice and is a superb … 52 more words


Ulaan Baatar to Irkutsk

Ulan Baatar – Irkutsk Local Train 263N Dep: 20.25pm       

2nd Leg : Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia) to Irkutsk (Russia)

Train No. 263N Second Class (4 berth/cabin) 379 more words