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Wednesday morning was wet and we drove out to Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baykal. It's a little tourist and fishing town. The wind off the lake was a bit cool but we really enjoyed looking around Retro Park, a collection of sculptures made from old car parts and a lot of imagination. The museum was also good. It was just about the lake and explained how it was formed, how it had ...
... trains that passed seemed endless. Although probably not everyone's cup of tea I enjoyed seeing Siberia in the winter and think it gives you a bit more of an insight into " real Russia"'and what makes them the people they are, they are certainly a stoic bunch and very proud people, yes they can come across a bit gruff (can't we all sometimes?) but on the whole they are very generous with advice and they do try and help when they can, I've had help and laughs when I've not had a ...
... but get moving it did. However, we soon discovered the van driver had a death wish (yep.....another one). Chain smoking, on his mobile phone, and going downhill at break neck speed......I swear he must have been doing 80 or 90mph. The Smiler ride at Alton Towers has nothing on this ride of a lifetime and made Speed (the movie) look like Driving Miss Daisy At one point, I thought we were about to be another memorial on the roadside ...
Waking up with no hangover- thanks to really clean and good quality vodka. Breakfast was included with the Guesthouse. Lovely meal. Then it was get ready for the museum and a hike, on the coldest and wettest day we have had yet. The museum is about Lake Baikal, the expeditions and the animal life. They also have a Mumma seal and 2 babies. So cute. They like to play and show off for us. After the museum we set off for out ...
... said our goodbyes as the others were all staying on until Ulan Ude with the fixed arrangement that we would catch up for Buuzy (dumplings) and watch Helen do more shots of vodka when we get there in four days time. Still, in a final act of train motherhood, Valya insisted on walking us out of the station to show us as accurately as she could where we needed to walk to get to our hostel at nearly 4am.....if only getting there was as easy as it seemed to be on the ...