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!!
Once again we lucked in with our choice of trains. I'm not sure if it is always the case or not, but Train 5 had basically the most modern carriages used on the Trans-Mongolian railway. The cabin itself was a little bit smaller than on the first train, but it was much more modern. Power was readily available within the cabin, and everything was clean and new. Most exciting, the bathroom not only was a western style toilet, and not only did it not open directly onto the tracks, ...
... Back in Irkutsk we visited Kazansky Church. It's pink walls and turquoise domes topped with gold crosses looked more like a fairy tale castle. The inside was completely covered in paintings and gilt. All the flowers inside were fresh and the perfume was lovely. Beautiful chandeliers too.
We drove a couple of hundred kms and parked at a truckstop for the night.
... had stowed under a door in the floor of the carriage passageway. She pulled out a suitcase, which was opened and around which the customs officials stood for some minutes in what appeared to be fairly serious discussion. This was followed by a female customs officer checking every nook and cranny of the carriage. In our compartment and in a number of others to our surprise she found probably a dozen brand new sheet/duvet sets in the ...
... 30 in a couple of months and the lake completely frozen over (so you can actually drive to the mainland across the ice). The southern part of the island is very different. It's very arid and there are no trees at all. Next we drove to the south western tip of the island for our second walk. This wasn't too bad as the walk was shielded from the wind and we were walking right by the side of the lake. We stopped by a heart shaped lake which was a very strange green colour. We ...