Hotel Rus

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

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


... his cronies. So I settle in for a good relaxed night’s sleep, well mornings sleep as it’s now past 6am. Looking back it’s certainly been the adventure I expected so far and for that I would not change anything, certainly an experience to remember. I’m now looking forward to getting into Mongolia and seeing what that has to offer and saying goodbye to Russia. An experience certainly but not one I’m looking to relive any time in the near future aside from St ...

Numb bums and a belly full of vodka (Train 1-4)

A travel blog entry by ollieandstephen


... dips in the train corridor (completed)
Challenge three - greet 19 people in Russian on the train (completed)
Challenge four - eating an food bought from the platform by the vodka train group (completed)
Challenge five - spend 19 seconds in the smoking cabin (completed)
Challenge six - have a shot of Russian vodka (completed)
Challenge seven - ask some to the carriage on a lunch date (completed- but I invited ...

Taxi drivers!!!

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

... I sit waiting, excitement building. 10:55pm and no taxi yet, that’s fine just my eager anticipation, if the taxis are anything like the trains in Russia it will arrive and we will head off exactly at 11:00pm. 11:00pm, no taxi….again fine it’ll be here any second…..11:10pm, still not here. I check with the lad downstairs "oh it’s fine, it’s booked, he will ring me when he’s outside". Ok I sit back down….11:15pm….11:20pm̷ ...

Day 16 - Chilling in Baikal

A travel blog entry by costin


... probably a blessing as it forces us into our current time zone. When we went in for breakfast, the table was practically groaning under the weight of all the food on the table (and it's only Kim and I here!). Rita, our host is very sweet and clearly knows how to do breakfast! It was a cross between a full English breakfast, pancakes and a continental breakfast. We each had a fried egg (and a very good fried egg at that) and a boiled sausage (which seem ...


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