Shelter Of Alpinist

Bratyev Domishevih 8 Arshan settlement, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 671023, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk

Resolving Shashlik Regret

A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen


... cooked up pasta, pasta sauce and veggies for dinner. While we relaxed, Mac went out to buy a SIM card with data so that he would have access to the Internet on the next stage of his train ride. If successful, I hoped he might be able to tell me what to get, but when he got back his phone said "3G" but wouldn't let him use the Internet. The next morning we went to the cafe downstairs for breakfast. As we walked in the waitress spoke enthusiastically in Russian, sat us down ...

Fancy A Game Of Risk Anybody?

A travel blog entry by sheilarickbevis


... the trees were always green. She cautioned us against entering the forest. This is the midge season and their bites carry many diseases, some serious or fatal! Noted and understood but once we got there the snow had forced them back into hibernation. The Urals mark the start of the wheat belt and there is ploughing of the fields. Birch, birch, birch... There is no end to this near mono-culture three days solid travelling on the Trans-Siberian give an impression that ...

The Big Red Train Ride

A travel blog entry by johnlucas


... the next person. People on the train and the platform where you stretch your legs on route are the same, it makes being a tourist a joy not a hassle. We planned this journey with the help of an excellent web site "The Man in Seat 61" ( and the bible for all tourists on the Trans Siberian, a book by Bryn Thomas who describes the history of the railway, gives a good, concise guide to Moscow and Beijing and a description of all the places of interest on route. ...

Aladdin's Minivan to Listvyanka

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... be seen on the far side of the lake, many kilometres distant. The sky was blue and the snow covered ice shown brilliant in the sun. A small hovercraft headed off across the lake with a group of tourists.

We walked to a small covered market with wooden stalls containing souvenirs, fresh fish ahd smoked fish. We lunched at a cafe on beer, egg pirozhki, and pork shashliks cooked on the barbecue outside. It was a wooden building, similar to a log ...

Day 19 - Trans-Mongolian Part 2

A travel blog entry by costin


... This basically ended up with everyone piling out at the Mongolian border to use the toilet, some in shorts, which caused some funny looks given the temperature. We had an hour at the border, so went to the bar in the station - beer were about a quid. After some lengthy bag searches for Paul, Ben and David, we were into Mongolia. Fully refreshed after our toilet stop, everyone piled back into our carriage for vodka nd a game of ring of ...


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