Baikal Plaza Hotel
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Hullo Mongolia but two nights on the train and a 7 hour border crossing check as they change carriages and go through our luggage...interesting!!
... cupboards. Anyway, she wasn't carted off in handcuffs so either all was well or money or goods changed hands. After the first passport control visit we had been allowed off the train and explored the dismal, dirty, deprived, dry and dusty township of Naushki. We found some foodstuffs to buy: fresh cottage cheese, a kind of meat donut and ice-creams. After its scheduled 5 hour stop we set off again for the short 35 minute journey to the ...
The five of us were met on arrival in Irkutsk and whisked straight off to Listvyanka, a small lakeside settlement about 70kms away. We were taken to our accommodation, supposedly a 3-star hotel, but in reality a bed and breakfast establishment run by a jovial Russian and his wife. We were at first concerned that this seemed to be a long way up one of the few lanes running perpendicular to the main road and so pretty ...
Well today was my last full day in Russia and what a day it has been.
Absolutely unbroken sunshine for the whole day.
The whole purpose of me stopping off in Ulan Ude was to visit the Ivolginsky Datsan.
The biggest Buddhist Temple complex in Asia.
2 Mashrutka's (minibuses) later and I'm at the entrance.
It was in the middle of nowhere and my first impression was 'Is that it' ?
To be honest, it was a bit of a let down.
... the peninsula.
After lunch, we started walking down the east side of the Island which is probably the most stunningly beautiful part of the Island I've seen so far.
We were picked up after about 45 minutes and driven a little further down the coast to the bottom of a hill.
Our next hike was to the top of the hill and the driver said he'd meet us down at the bottom of the other side.
We were promised a fantastic vista from the top and we were not to ...