Sight seeing - Massive Lenin's head (that's about it) update soon x
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Day 11-13 of our trip (4th-6th September) Stayed in a little homestay with courtyard and mre importantly a Banya (Russian Sauna) and slide into Lake Baikal! You sit in Sauna, hit yourself or friends with Birch tree branches then slide into a freezing lake! Funner than it sounds! Very chilled in the little log cabins and brilliant plentiful food. Update this later, Steve and Shan x
It used to be the murder capital of Russia, now it's the Aids capital - not all bad though! Will update soon! Day 9&10: 2nd-3rd sep Arrived finally in Irkutsk after the long journey. Its a lovely charming city- but not so much to see and do. It was great to relax and recover from the train! The strangest thing was that it was 30 degrees celcius- roasting hot the first day- and then minus 3 the next day!!! Never seen such a dramatic change in 24 hours- gues...
First leg of trans-siberian train- day 5-9 (29 Aug-2 Sep): On Saturday we boarded the train at Moscow to start our epic journey on the famous railway- travelling through 5 time zones and a total of 5000 miles. The first leg, Moscow to Irkuskt was 4 nights. We settled into our tiny but adequate 4 berth compartment- daddy, stevie, me and our russian pal Igor! I was apprehensive about the journey, 4 nights with no shower, living off noodles in a confined space......
Massive Lenin Head! Update later xx