Galina's Homestay

Pyatoi Armii St., 35, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russian Federation | Hotel

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A travel blog entry by aylinjakalle on Sep 12, 2013

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Juna matka oli erittäin pitkä, pisin mitä tähän mennessä ikinä olemme tehneet. 40 tuntia junassa istuessa nukkuessa ja virvokkeita nauttien päättyi kuitenkin ja pääsimme Irkutskiin. Löysimme helposti majapaikkaamme Galina guesthousen, jonka piti olla aluksi kaksi kerroksinen puutalo, mutta …

Resolving Shashlik Regret

A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen


... After much effort we eventually found the supermarket that had been suggested to us, where we bought enough chocolate and snacks to either sink a battleship, or keep Jess and I happy for a few days. Finally for dinner we ate in the same cafe in which we had breakfast, and Mac joined us. He had wanted to get his SIM card working before going to Listvyanka, but it was 1pm before the shop finally decided that his SIM had finally been activated but it wouldn't work until ...

Fancy A Game Of Risk Anybody?

A travel blog entry by sheilarickbevis


... to Listvyanka to see the famous Lake Baikal, the largest in the world. (The worlds oldest 25m yrs, deepest, clearest etc etc.) On the way it snowed, 30cms, and the 90min journey lengthened while we slithered, got stuck in a drift, watched the snow ploughs speed past, and eventually arrived. As the place was partially cut off we were lucky to be two of very few tourists lucky/stupid enough to arrive that day. The only customers in a large restaurant, we ...

Paris and the Pearl of Siberia

A travel blog entry by bdsaly


... the lake shore in one small area, but otherwise, this vast body of water and the few communities that line its shore and largest island are only accessible by boat. And that just in the summer. Most years, from January to April, the entire lake is frozen solid and the ice only melts in the centre of the lake in June. The usual winter thickness of the ice is around 80-100 cm (30-40 inches) but we’re told that this has been an unusually mild ...

Last day in Commieville

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... though I needed to get sorted and make sure my trip would stay on track. Russia unlike the other countries Visas is very specific. You don’t get the standard 30 days, you have to specify the exact date you enter the country and the exact date you will leave, and they will not let you fluctuate around this. Turn up a day early and they make you wait until midnight before being able to enter the country, likewise when you leave.

So I decided to take a wander out and see ...


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TravelPod Member ReviewsGalina's Homestay Irkutsk

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Reviewed Sep 11, 2013
by (5 reviews) Espoo , Finland Flag of Finland

Tosi mukava. Pääkallopaikka oli täynnä, mutta saimme oman asunnon naapurista, missä saimme olla kaksisteen eka päivä! Galina- rouva oli hyvin ystävällinen ja aamianen kuului hintaan ( lettuja)

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Reviewed by marsenpien

very very friendly

Reviewed Aug 7, 2012
by (2 reviews) Alkmaar , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

humourous lady who owns 10 rooms over several houses and who also speaks German

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TripAdvisor Reviews Galina's Homestay Irkutsk

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent