Hotel Lotos

Baykalskaya 14 B, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 664007, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk

The blue of Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by ollieandstephen


... the falling snow along hair raisingly steep cliff paths to the safety of the hostel. We left the hostel that evening and Costa took us to a lovely Middle Eastern restaurant where Stephen tried the famous Russia borscht. After a short drive to the train, we were greeted by a spanking new carriage for a luxurious start to our travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Signing out Ollie & Stephen

Last day in Commieville

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... alike. However during the out of season months I guess times are hard and this must have been what I have experienced, a frustration and lack of trade and money coming into the town hence the lawless state it appeared to have morphed into. To be fair I can’t really blame the people who live here, it’s what they are used to I guess and everyone fights for themselves to keep going, but you have to question the state and how the place is ran in general. There are enough ...

Gold teeth and more aboard the Trans-Siberian

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... and I pick their brains as to where they have travelled to and what they have enjoyed so far on their travels in the past. I like Steve and Jackie they are nice. They are both much more seasoned travellers than myself. Tibet, Peru, Ethiopia, Nepal, New Zealand, they are a fountain of knowledge and it only serves to spur me on to keep going on this adventure as long as I can. The money may be limited but that doesn’t have to be an obstacle ...

Taxi drivers!!!

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

... but I’m now a bit worried as she is persistent about this bag and it’s contents, what I have done or not done? The more I shrug my shoulders as if to suggest I don’t understand the more animated she becomes. Until she tears the bag open, pulls the contents out and proceeds to make my bed for me!!! Ahhh I hadn’t realised there were disposable sheets, pillow case and a quilt cover type of thing. So she helps me a bit like a mam and together we make the bed ...

Back from the Russian scrub

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian

... Solyanka soup, pizza and beer all for 6 bucks.

After dinner I grabbed my pack and headed to the train station. At first the half litre of beer I had just consumed didn't seem like such a good idea, but the more I walked, the more I think it helped. It took about 20 minutes or so to reach the train station, get my ticket from the vending machine and find a place to wait. While waiting, I started feeling a little apprehensive about this trip. Maybe it was ...


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2.50 of 5 stars Fair