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TripAdvisor Reviews Janna's B&B Irkutsk
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... angry to hospitable and friendly. She spoke english very quickly and loudly, with a splash of italian thrown in. She told us that she used to live in Irkutsk, and had moved to Italy a few years ago. She had rented out her apartment whilst living abroad. Coming back to Irkutsk on holiday, she'd found that her apartment had been turned into a hostel. Our hostel. So we could understand why she was a bit mad! She kept repeating, "In England, this not happen, in ...
... be another memorial on the roadside (and there were plenty of those).
However, we made it to the ferry terminal and across to Olkhon Island we went.
The Island is about 50km long and 15km wide.
The scenery is stunning.
It's very much like what I would imagine the Outer Hebrides to be like.
Remember the Lake is freshwater (so much so that you can drink from it).
It's also really similar to the Lake District in Argentina.
... that, we began to start to chat and stumble through a conversation in the usual actions and hand movements way. Sometimes it can be a bit uncomfortable when either you or the other person you are trying to talk to doesn't understand what you are trying to say but it wasn't the case this time. We/they would try to get their message across for a little while and if it wasn't working then we would all just look blank for a few seconds and then laugh and shake our ...
... very formal cheering.
We headed off to the town square to look around there and we were stranded because our bus could not get through due to the parade marching from the memorial to the square. The police had blocked off all the streets and so we got to watch the parade as well. The airmen marched and then all their followers and those who didn’t march followed in cars madly tooting their horns. It was quite exciting. They did have a recruitment tent set ...
... start up the hundreds of fountains throughout this complex - all gravity-fed from a river nearby. The crowd was huge, with people jostling for position for the best camera shots and pickpockets blatantly plying their trade. The grand palace is massive and incredibly ornate, but the line was enormous, so we decided instead to check out the small cottage-style palace (!!) built by Peter the Great because ...