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... had fish laid out for sale. The thing to do was to buy a fish or two and a loaf of flat bread, take it down to one of the beachside picnic areas and eat. We opted for a fish, a plate of rice from one of the Uzbek traders cooking in large woks on open fires in the market place, and a refreshing beer. As the temperature headed towards zero we headed back to our B&B accommodation having had a pleasant day out by the ...
We arrived in Irkutsk early morning and made our way to "Good Zone Hostel". We had much less trouble finding it that previous places! Although we still had a good walk with our rucksacks to get there, good to keep our exercise up! Our hostel was clean and warm, and the administrator was very friendly and keen to speak English with us. We sat for a while drinking tea and deciding what to do. All was quiet until, quite suddenly, a very excitable middle aged lady ...
Woke up to glorious blue sky and sunshine.
I got picked up in an old banger of a minibus for my trip half way up Lake Baikal to Olkhon Island.
I thought I had bagged myself a back seat with plenty of legroom.
BIG mistake !!!!!
The minibus was to become so jammed that they had to put all the luggage on the rooftop.
I was crammed into the back corner with NO legroom at all !!
6 hours of this !!!!!
How the heck was this rickety old ...
... and Igor were really nice people and they really made the journey for us. As with the other train from Moscow to Yekaterinburg, it was again quite awkward when we first all sat down together at the start of the journey but the ice was broken when a lady from the restaurant cart came to take the order for our meal (unlike all the other trans-siberian trains we were going on, this one includes lunch in the price of the ticket) and Nina kindly translated fish or ...
... where we got to see a commemorative march for the ‘Blue Berets’, an air force group that has its National day of celebration on August 2nd. They were meeting at the War Memorial as we got there, wearing their spiffy uniforms of blue and white striped tank tops and blue berets. They may also have been wearing camouflage or uniform jackets over the top. As we wandered around the churches and the riverside walk nearby they had their service, which ...