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... the town (in the rain) and then onto a small village Lystvyanka which is on the lake. On the way we stopped at Heritage Museum where they had recreated typical wooden houses of 100 years ago.
We had one night at a very new small 'chalet' a good dinner but the rooms were basic.
The reason for staying here was next day we could catch a ferry to Port Baikal and join the tourist train Circumbaikal railway this ...
... to discover I was in sole 'command' as the huskies instantly tore across the lake. That we're here to write this and not still heading for the pole is a more a testament to our host's uncanny ability to marshal multiple huskies simultaneously than to our competence as drivers. What a fantastic experience though, and a great way to end an excellent stop in Siberia. Now onwards: to Mongolia and the relatively balmy climbs of minus 10 ...
... thinking that was all that would be on offer before our host came down and then cooked us a breakfast we did not have the language skills to protest and were therefore obliged to eat!). We then failed to wake up in time for our boat ride - to be fair 12pm is a bit early for a boat ride! This proved to be doubly disappointing for me as it only served to increase Helen's resolve to complete her own insane Baikal duathlon of a day long cycle followed by an ice cold swim! Lowlight: ...
... another bloody church!!) but nonetheless appreciated the skill and craftsmanship to preserve the wonderful history of these buildings.
Back on the bus again and to Peter and Paul’s Fortress – once again really spectacular but I think by this time the two very full on days we’d had were starting to take their toll and we were thinking how good it would be to get back to the ship. And that was fine as that was where we were ...
... tourists and half a gazillion tour buses everywhere in the square in front of the church. The Japanese tourists used to be the most annoying ones with picture taking but the Chinese have beaten them hands down. IRRITATING in capital letters!
Then we went to see the highlight of this city, the L'Hermitage Museum which is housed in the Winter Palace. It is the biggest museum on the entire surface of this earth and spans over four buildings: the ...