Baikal Plaza Hotel
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... more water than all the Great Lakes combined), oldest (25 million years old) and deepest (due to the ground below splitting apart) lake in the world. All that stood in our way was this very aggressive and arrogant 30 something year old bus driver who demanded 100 additional Roubles from us because of our bags. On account of knowing we are going to be ripped off all over the place and this being £1 we handed over our 200 Roubles and we were on our way. ...
I began writing this in Ulan Ude, perhaps the least obvious stop on the trans-Siberian route. Moscow is self explanatory, Nizhny Novgorod is beautiful and historic with a kremlin, Ekaterinburg has a cathedral to mark the site where the last of the Russian Emperors was murdered along with his family and servants and sets the scene for conspiracy theories about his daughter Anastasia, and Irkutsk is the gateway to Lake Baikal, not to mention a major ...
... amazing old Siberian wooden houses, which is pretty much wooden logs piled on top of each other with a coat of paint! The amazing thing is that they have been so well preserved and add to the culture and character of the city. Check out the photo in the collection below and see if you an spot the original wooden house with the modern extension!
... checking mine as still flicking backwards and forwards through it with a confused / suspicious look on her face. That's never a good sign, but at a Russian border crossing at 2 o'clock in the morning it is slightly more ominous! The first lady called her supervisor, who repeated the little page flicking ritual, and then called her supervisor in turn. All without any real interaction with us. The super-supervisor arrived after about 20 minutes, gave me a thorough look up ...
... go through some strange door system and step across from carriage to carriage. We were convinced we had gone the wrong way the first night and were going to fall off the back of the train until our provodnitsa pointed us to carry on. We had made the mistake of wearing our slippers so it felt like we were on a grim version of the polar express.
The bar car was really basic but it was interesting to see Russians ordering carafes of Vodka with shot glasses. ...