Baikal Country Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
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Lake Baikal in Siberia ...very very big and we are off the train for two nights and having showers...the sceneries are spectacular
After two days of checking out irktusk and getting our bearings, we booked our owward train to mongolia to leave on the 13th of March and took a few days to go and see Lake baikal.
first we had to get our ticket to mongolia, as we were told they sell out a good bit in advance. i wnt to the train station, and asked the lady behind the window if she spoke any english, my usualy converstaion opener at this stage. ...
... on their guitars, they were good company, and additionally were able to provide instruction on the etiquette of the Russian 'Banya'. We are 60% sure they weren't pulling our legs when they explained that the done thing is to take off your clothes, put on a comedy felt hat, sit in the sauna before rolling in the snow and then hitting each other with a bunch of birch twigs...and then repeating until the bad spirits have left ...
My 3rd night, I can sleep inside a comfortable warm hostel room! Right now it is actually snowing here in Irkutsk, which will force me to do some planing, on how to reach the Chinese boarder eventually.
But don't let's get ahead to much, as the saying says, " we will find a solution when we have to cross the bridge".
Here in my hostel room, the bags are ready again, all filled with washed and dry clothes, even ...
Well I got up this morning to cloud and mist. I donned the layers again and off I went to the bus station to catch the bus to Listvyanka. It dawned on me how all Russian cities look the same.........grey, drab and miserable. My guide book said Irkutsk was full of little wooden houses with flower boxes on the window sills. I wondered where they all were ? I found the bus station and there was a bus waiting. There were two ways to get to ...