Zvezda Hotel

Yadrintseva Street 1, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 664009, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk

Beauty of Siberia

A travel blog entry by guytang

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... or alluding to something with out explicitly saying it.) Whilst meeting Eric and Alex for dinner, I was also introduced to some of the other first class passengers. There was a German, Russian couple, the guy was a businessman of some sort and had an office in China. His wife spoke Russian which was convenient for the restaurant car and also when we ventured out on to the stations! There was also a French couple, they looked like they were in their early ...

Day 19 - Trans-Mongolian Part 2

A travel blog entry by costin

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... stories from their respective journeys so far. The train pulled into a Russian border station and the Provodnik told us that it was a 3hr stop. We decided to go for a look round the town to pass the time. At this point, it became apparent that Paul and Ben had already done quite a lot if socialising, as they introduced us to three Swiss people and a Frenchman. To pass the time, we went for a walk up a nearby hill and enjoyed the ...

Igor the drunk and too

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

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While climbing into bed the previous night, I'm impressed to find that someone has spilt what appears to be an entire can of beer across my bed!!! Great I think, but everyone is sound asleep and there is no way I am going to wake up a cabin full of drunk Russians to complain so I sleep on top of my covers and avoid the damp patch!

After another restless night, as it's so hot in the cabins (and stinks of beer), I awake to ...

Taxi drivers!!!

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

... through the doors and am confronted by yet again the usual x-ray machine and armed guard sat there. This one is probably the most docile guard I have met yet and he studies my ticket for what feels like an eternity before motioning in a direction behind him. As I run through the station I glance up at a board. Number 044, there it is….further across the time it departs, 00:35am. That’s the one…..further across still, the current time 00:20am!!!

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Day 15 - Arriving in Irkutsk

A travel blog entry by costin

... but we are starting to get used to them, so we get our heads down and rush out of the terminal building, dodging the many shady looking men offering taxis. In our haste, we forget to get cash, to pay for the guesthouse by the lake. Back inside we go, searching for an ATM. They are not liking are cards, but third machine lucky, we manage to get some out. A quick glance at the map and we are off again, quite pushed for time now. Again, rushing does us few favours ...

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This hotel is located on Yadrintseva Street 1, Irkutsk.
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