Hotel Europe

Baikalskaya St., 69, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 664047, Russian Federation | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $67.00

Travel Blogs from Irkutsk

Irkutsk to Moscow

A travel blog entry by beakerage


... noodles and went to the apparently always vacant restaurant car. The food was good enough but quite expensive. I had dumplings in butter which was a kind of ravioli pasta in melted butter. It was quite tasty. I was still a bit hungry at the end though and we weren't willing to pay for anymore good. Either the weather was heating up or the train heating was on but it started to get quite warm in the train.That night, I kicked off the doona and had just a ...

Resolving Shashlik Regret

A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen


... Lens that means you can point your phone's camera at various languages and it translates it for you on the fly. It's frankly amazing. Soon everyone from our carriage was craning their necks around my phone in awe as we could immediately tell that this random building was "Russia Post" and this other one was "Shop - milk, bread, smokes, alcohol". As the day carried on, we occupied ourselves drinking tea, eating snacks, taking photos, and chatting with people on the train, so ...

The Big Red Train Ride

A travel blog entry by johnlucas


... and is divided as follows; First Class Carriages - 9 compartments of 2 people therefore one toilet shared by 9 people Second Class Carriages - 9 compartments of 4 people therefore one toilet shared by 18 people Third Class Carriages - 54 bunk beds in a dormitory therefore one toilet shared by 27 people. The two attendants have their own compartment and one is on duty at any one time. Their job is to ensure the hot water boiler is kept going and to clean the loos. If ...

Aladdin's Minivan to Listvyanka

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... snow covered Siberian steppe roll by, and reading aloud as Cath did her stitching. I read a Gavin Lyall novel about the early days of the British secret service in pre-WWI. Lyall wrote these books near the end of his career so they have a polish that younger writers would not have had. It is a rollicking good tale. At longer stops of 20 minutes or more we would get off the train to stretch our legs, take photos, and sometimes buy bottled water and large ...

Last day in Commieville

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... train however is the Trans-Mongolian line and I was surprised to see the difference in people aboard. Hardly any Russians at all. A few Mongolians, a lad from Brazil in my cabin called Diogo, two girls from Mexico, and elderly couple from Austria, two girls from Finland, and an American family, a bit of all sorts really. This was a big shift to a travellers train compared to the locals train. The train is a lot cleaner as well, the sheets don’t smell of beer thanks to a lack of ...

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