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... structures, collapsed buildings, sunken boats in the harbor. Hardly any asphalt, dirt tracks, everything exudes a forlorn past. Abandoned.
We start to walk along the railroad tracks, and after about ten minutes we hear a train coming from behind. An old steam engine bringing passengers from the ferry to Irkutsk. It's a nice view.
The tracks follow the coastline and below us are small pebble beaches where Russians are sunbathing. To get there is an adventure, because ...
In Listvyanka, on the southwestern shore of the world's deepest lake, it is impossible to get a sense of scale. It is as if you are staring out to sea. Markus-my initially flu-ridden Finnish hostel buddy-is as ravenous as I am, but we make a disastrous lunch choice. Stringy, overpriced meat arrives late to booming dance ...
... go on, go on, go on ( wasted if you've never seen Father Ted) As we wound our way deeper into Siberia it is evident it's a pretty harsh landscape, although as you pass through towns and industrial areas you wonder what people do here as the villages have their little wooden houses but little else in the way of infrastructure or industry outside of the bigger towns, you do see people working on the railway and Russian Railways are the countries biggest employer, some of ...
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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 ...
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