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... the main attractions. The main road runs beside the lake and along this the village of Listvyanka is spread. However, the walk down to the village an hour after settling in to our accommodation, although cold, was actually fairly pleasant and gave us an opportunity to see the local houses close up, but apart from some work being done on a new log house no-one else was about. So the morning in Listvyanka began snowy, ...
Then I walked the rest of the way to Listvyanka (1 hour).
I had always been telling myself to try smoked Omul before I left so I found a local lady who was smoking some outside her house.
It was freshly smoked and was absolutely delicious.
I had another look around and walked around the headland.
I had already enquired about taking the Hydrofoil back to Irkutsk so at 6.30pm it was all ...
... not the best but they could understand some words and speak a little English. They also had the internet so they were able to translate questions (when it translated it correctly!). Another tough task was working out what quantity of food and drink we would require for the journey. We wanted to try and get enough food as we knew that even though you could buy items at the main stops, they would be inflated prices and we would be limited in what we could get. Alison ...
... houses were renewed, and they look very beautiful with carved windows and roofs. However, there are
also rickety houses with broken shutters.
Recently many churches were restored, and they have a really smart appearance. There are also typical buildings of the 19th century, and of the soviet fundamentalism. All these create an unique picture of the city.
It's interesting how in Irkutsk they respect different periods of their history. ...
Had breakfast a little earlier this morning, as we were heading back to Irkurtsk for the day and night, and Olga also had other people coming into our room at 11am. "Mr" Olga very kindly drove us into town with our bags, saving the walk back along the lake with our bags. Got onto a mini bus straight away, and suffered another hour long hairy ride back to Irkutsk.
For once it was a straight forward walk to ...