Hotel Imperia

Address: 143397 Moscow , Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russian Federation | Hotel
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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Imperia Irkutsk

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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk

Trans-Siberian Railway: Moscow to Irkutsk

A travel blog entry by thelongwaytonz on Nov 05, 2014

14 photos

... of unknown filling, cheese, gherkins, bread and so on. Another routine breaker is going to the restaurant car for proper food (by this I mean food not out of a packet) and drinks. One lunch we tried the 'business lunch' where you get salad, soup, meat and rice and sweet tea for about £6. It was pretty good except for the dill that seems to appear somewhere on nearly every savour dish in Russia (for more on this visit a ...

From Industrial Mayhem to Desolate Islands

A travel blog entry by jumplife on Aug 28, 2014

13 photos

... and hands and dripping everywhere. It gets quite messy! To top it off, they call this dish pozi. I'm sure you can imagine the jokes three hung over guys can make while eating this pozi...

Irkutsk is located near Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world - around 1But00m. Supposedly it contains enough drinking water to supply the population of the entire Earth for 40 years. Now with ...

Hilda and the Bear

A travel blog entry by carallan on Jul 22, 2014

23 photos

... and kisses on the cheek!

To which my response each time was, ‘Get off me”!!!

Wouldn’t have been so bad but he hadn’t shaved for a couple of days and that stubble was rough!

There were also jabs in the chest, slaps on the shoulder, spit pictures drawn on windows (he found pulling the blind down worked better for his spit pictures) etc. No end to his attempts at getting his message across!

Well, after ...

Russia Through Muddy Windows

A travel blog entry by tdv95 on Jul 22, 2014

6 comments, 58 photos

... verbalize it to the restaurant matron we couldn't understand, all in the hope that we could get food that we probably wouldn't recognize. After a relatively short game of charades our well endowed, but somewhat intimidating matron (whose shirt buttons seemed to be sweating from the strain) turned on her heel and stormed off. Thinking that we would need to be rationing our emergency granola bar stash, we were pleasantly surprised when Comrade Well-Endowed returned with a ...

Putin, Power and the $10 Latte

A travel blog entry by alleifer on Jul 26, 2013

1 comment, 72 photos

... Make Way for Ducklings” installation that Nancy Schon copied from her Boston Common installation on the request of Raisa Gorbachov. After Raisa saw it in Boston, Barbara Bush commissioned a copy for her. It is nice to see this connection between the children of Moscow and Boston.

Other worrying signs of Russia’s turn back to the triumphalist nationalism of the past included Putin’s traveling to Kiev (in another country!) to celebrate the ...