International Hotel Sayen

13-B Karl Marx Street, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 664015, Russian Federation | Hotel
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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 ...

And I will swim 400 miles...

A travel blog entry by philandmups

10 the Proclaimers once sang (sort of). So here we are at Lake Baikal in Siberia, 5000km from Moscow. Lake Baikal is the largest fresh water lake in the world. "Prove it!" I hear you cry. "We want cold, hard facts!" Well I love a stat, and I know you love a stat, so here are some stats to give you an indication of how big Lake Baikal really is. 1. Imagine a body of water as wide as the M25 and as deep as Ben Nevis is high, running from London to Edinburgh. That my friends is ...

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 ...

Gold teeth and more aboard the Trans-Siberian

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... don’t want to get involved in this stuff. However these women are not like those in St Petersburg and Moscow who all look like models. These women are from the country and can look after themselves so I keep tabs on what’s happening from afar in case it gets out of hand. Put it this way I wouldn’t like to wrestle one of these women if my life depended on it! Eventually the guy leaves and calm is restored.

Then Steve and Jackie ...

Taxi drivers!!!

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

... through the doors and am confronted by yet again the usual x-ray machine and armed guard sat there. This one is probably the most docile guard I have met yet and he studies my ticket for what feels like an eternity before motioning in a direction behind him. As I run through the station I glance up at a board. Number 044, there it is….further across the time it departs, 00:35am. That’s the one…..further across still, the current time 00:20am!!!


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