Hotel Rus

Sverdlova ulitsa, d. 19, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 664025, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk

Fancy A Game Of Risk Anybody?

A travel blog entry by sheilarickbevis


... but Stalin had moved the border at the end of WW2 changing the ethnic mix. There had always been a Tartar dissident West who had fought with the Nazis plus the Polish annex made for a poisonous mix. Russia had given gas free for years to help them and later at half price. Putin had said they must pay full price and when they refused he cut off the supply. This fractured the relationship and Putin could have made it right but he didn't. Then the Europeans and ...

Paris and the Pearl of Siberia

A travel blog entry by bdsaly


... vodka!

We can just about manage to clamber back on board our hovercraft for the final 20 minute ride across the ice to the small port village of Port Baikal, where ships are holed up in the ice waiting for the thaw still a couple of months away and where our train (or at least the carriages) has arrived from Irkutsk to meet us. Everyone agrees that the day spent visiting the Pearl of Siberia will count as one of the highlights of this journey across ...

The Trans Siberian Express - Part Deux

A travel blog entry by philandmups


And so we're back on board our old friend, although this time for only 24 hours, and technically it's now the Trans Mongolian Express for all you trains spotters out there. But before we jumped on board at 5.12am local time (!) we first had chance to explore Irkutsk, the main city stop-off for visitors to Lake Baikal. In order to travel back from Nikola we caught one of the local "marshrutka" or minibus taxis which ...

Last day in Commieville

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... decent so settled for some pasta. The place seemed quite popular with a lot of trendy wannabes in Irkutsk, in fact in the centre during the day that’s very much the impression I got, everyone trying to feel a little up market. I couldn’t quite see why they felt the need to start blaring poor quality techno and house music half way through my meal but I guess they thought it added some ambience to the fusion of sushi and pizza. I ignored the usual stares from a few of ...

Hiking around Khuzhir

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian


... than yesterday and set off. I found a trail heading into the forest, but wasn't sure it was the right one. But I didn't really care. The pine forest was beautiful, if a little eerie at times. Hardly any wildlife at all. Only very occasional bird calls, although I did see a woodpecker. The trail was slowly ascending and wound its way through the forest. After an hour or so the forest ended and I came to big open expanse of meadow. The track kept going so I kept following it. ...


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