American House (Amerikansky Dom)

Address: Irkutsk 186133, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russian Federation | B&B
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Views from the train and other snippets

A travel blog entry by linda-and-rick on Jun 11, 2015

3 comments, 10 photos

... hour on that journey. Other things. In Novosibirsk we noticed increasing number of RH drive cars. Almost all are Japanese. It seems that initially Japanese cars appeared in Vladivostok, but are gradually spreading westward. Our host's friend estimated about 1/3 cars now in Novosibirsk are RH drive. I think I've already put up a photo or two of rows and rows of garages, all with chimneys coming out of them. There seems to ...

Brass Monkeys.......and broken sunglasses...

A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on Mar 04, 2015

2 comments, 145 photos

... to enjoy a toast with them ( it's about -10 and 1am!) for I'm guessing their return home? The Russians don't need an excuse to have a drink, honestly anytime is good! So on returning to my cabin I find I'm now sharing with a retired lady and what I presume to be her son, I get the distinct impression he's ****** off because he thinks he should have a lower bunk and after arguing with the fiery Irina ( our imposing carriage attendant or "Provodnitsa ") he's gets no where ...

Back to reality

A travel blog entry by chipbutty on Sep 27, 2014

8 photos

Well the dream had to end at some point. Today was my return to Irkutsk. I got picked up 10am by the same driver that brought me (of Driving Miss Daisy fame). At least I got a decent seat this time. I have to say, the driving seemed to have got a little better and we were soon back on the mainland. It was partly sunny but still cold. Cold enough for some snow as we came back over ...

Trans Siberian train travel - part Two

A travel blog entry by fonfe on Aug 27, 2014

12 photos

... came in taking far too many pictures in the disproportionately well stocked vodka section. As it was too cold to stay outside we decided to cut our losses and head back onto the train after such adrenalin inducing high jinks! The last stretch was around 4 hours long and was by far the most tedious as it was the middle of the night; yet try as we might, none of us (barring Erast for the last couple of hours) could get any sleep. Finally, we arrived in ...

Cossack city of Irkutsk

A travel blog entry by fredtrip on Jun 22, 2010

16 photos

I quickly organized my stay in the region with a dive in Lake Baikal and 2 days on Olkhon Island as well as my exit train ticket from Moscow. That left me with a day to explore the city and learn a bit about its history. The first thing that struck me here was too see tall/white Slavs after more than a year being surrounded by Asians. Not used to ...

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