Baikal Plaza Hotel
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... our bets because that was not accurate! Both trains would take them, with change in local currency, but they all definitely preferred local currency. Anyway, the Russian dining car was basically what you would have expected a Russian dining car to look like! It was old, filled with smoke from people smoking in there, most especially the cook/barman (despite the prominent no smoking sign) and staffed by a surly looking blond Russian guy who didn't speak a word of English! ...
... plains and hills and small settlements, the train stopping at most of them. A very picturesque part of this section appeared as the train skirted the large Goose Lake and followed the course of a river, with occasionally a herd of cattle grazing the sparse brown grass. Our carriage was now the last, others having been removed at Ulan Ude (I presume), so there was now a very good view out of the back window of the train for photo opportunities, ...
... had fish laid out for sale. The thing to do was to buy a fish or two and a loaf of flat bread, take it down to one of the beachside picnic areas and eat. We opted for a fish, a plate of rice from one of the Uzbek traders cooking in large woks on open fires in the market place, and a refreshing beer. As the temperature headed towards zero we headed back to our B&B accommodation having had a pleasant day out by the ...
Then I walked the rest of the way to Listvyanka (1 hour).
I had always been telling myself to try smoked Omul before I left so I found a local lady who was smoking some outside her house.
It was freshly smoked and was absolutely delicious.
I had another look around and walked around the headland.
I had already enquired about taking the Hydrofoil back to Irkutsk so at 6.30pm it was all ...
When the Siberian wind blows, you certainly know about it. I was warned ! Annek (the french lady) who was visiting the island from Irkutsk had heard from her friends who had said it was going to get cold from Friday onwards. It was actually 14 degrees but it wasn't sunny. I don't think I've ever experienced wind like it. It was like standing in front of a -20 fan on full speed. It's amazing how the weather changes in 12 hours. I got layered up as I was heading to the south of the ...