Hotel Victoria

1 B.Khmelnitsky, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russian Federation | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk

A bit like Bletchley high street....

A travel blog entry by ryan_and_vicks

39

26th September

Arriving at Irkutsk station we said good bye to our fellow travellers and jumped off the train. Using our best non-existent Russian / charades we managed to arrange a taxi to our hotel. Once again a **** box of a ride and ******** of a driver who drove like he owned the road and didn't care for his safety or ours …

The Big Red Train Ride

A travel blog entry by johnlucas

5

... allows you to stretch your legs. The guidebook says that Russian women set up stalls on the platform to sell food and drink, this was wrong, they probably do in summer but not when it is below zero outside. You do have to be careful if you leave the train, if it is running late the stop time is shortened but this is not announced, you have to ask the attendant when you get off. Apparently it is not unusual to leave someone behind, stuck in the middle of Russia, probably ...

Last day in Commieville

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

3

... though I needed to get sorted and make sure my trip would stay on track. Russia unlike the other countries Visas is very specific. You don’t get the standard 30 days, you have to specify the exact date you enter the country and the exact date you will leave, and they will not let you fluctuate around this. Turn up a day early and they make you wait until midnight before being able to enter the country, likewise when you leave.

So I decided to take a wander out and see ...

Gold teeth and more aboard the Trans-Siberian

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

4

... the names of the others but one speaks a tiny bit of English and I’ve established they all work together anywhere across Siberia. One in particular is very friendly and keeps shaking my hand and hugging me. He sports gold plated teeth so compared to my comrade from last night with silver teeth I feel I have moved up the social ladder in Russian friends as a result! He looks a bit like Jaws from James Bond but is friendly enough and we settle down to a ...

Day 15 - Arriving in Irkutsk

A travel blog entry by costin

... as we haven't eaten yet today). We walk along the edge of the Lake, looking for somewhere to eat, but there doesn't seem to be a great deal about, so we settle for the one that our host recommended. It doesn't seem to offer much other than pastries, but we are hungry, so we just roll with it. Shortly after, some locals get a full a la carte menu. Clearly we missed something, oh well! A quiet night at the guesthouse and we should be ready for a day's hiking ...

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This 3 star hotel is located on 1 B.Khmelnitsky, Irkutsk.
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