Hotel at the Root

Street Rzhanova 43, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 664050, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Irkutsk

Fancy A Game Of Risk Anybody?

A travel blog entry by sheilarickbevis


... Relief! 10km and it stopped thank goodness. In the days when stubble burning was the norm in the UK my mum would curse the farmers for the smuts on her drying washing; Russian housewives must be well miffed, as there is burning all around. Thousands of miles of burnt grass and undergrowth.
Day 2 on this train and there is snow in the air. Outside here there are only Russian cars, ancient motor bike combos and chaps riding rotorvators. The black soil is tended ...

Paris and the Pearl of Siberia

A travel blog entry by bdsaly


... more tourist-friendly. Churches closed down or put to other uses during Soviet times have been renovated and reopened. Many of the “Decembrists”, upper class revolutionaries who tried but failed to overthrow the Tsar and establish a more democratic Russia in 1825 were exiled here. Despite their upper class background, Russian history memorializes the Decembrists as the first revolutionaries. A couple of the houses they built in Irkutsk ...

Mid-Winter in the Paris of Siberia

A travel blog entry by simoncardnell


... place I've ever been. Steam comes from the water on the river and even taking photos (removing my hand from my glove) becomes painful very quickly. When breathing on my scarf to cover my face it becomes solid like cardboard from the moisture in my breath. Nothing much can grow in this region, so all the fruit and vegetables are bulk buy, in cellophane wrapping. They keep the bananas in the fridge for some ...

The blue of Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by ollieandstephen


... and black tea before setting of on the Baikal trail. It wasn't long before Costa led us of the main trail and to a secluded path. We walked for over two hours between the high birch trees along narrow paths before stopping for lunch on the Baikal cliffs. After settling down, we realised that we had around 5 minutes to eat lunch before the huge storm clouds rolled in. We raced ...

Last day in Commieville

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... I mentioned that issue with not having registered my Visa during my stay in Russia? Well I had asked the girl when I arrived last night if they could register it for me and she stared at me blankly, shrugged her shoulders muttered something in Russian and pleaded Ruskie innocence. So when checking out this morning I was surprised for her to take the key back off me, smile and say "oh, here is your registration for your stay with us last night"……eh? Last night you ...


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