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Road Trip to Olkhon Island from Irkutsk

Two Days Trip to Olkhon (ahl’-KHOHN) Island We booked two days package tour from www.5217.ru to Olkhon Island, the largest island in Lake Baikal and one of the most popular destination in Siberia. Julia our tour guide was driving her Mazda and picked us up at 8:00 am from Angara Hotel, Irkutsk where we were staying. […]

Day Trip to Lake Baikal and Listvyanka

Listvyanka is an urban locality in Irkutsky District of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located 70 kilometers from Irkutsk, near the point where the Angara River meets Lake Baikal. The village of wooden houses beside Lake Baikal, is the most popular tourist destination on the lake. The main part of the village is set back from the lake in a […]

Top Things To Do In Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk is the most popular stop for the Trans – Siberian travelers. In this city, which was once known as the “Paris of Siberia”, you will find people relatively more friendly and relaxed than those in Moscow and other Russian major cities on the west. The city is quite and easily walkable to main attractions and […]

Adventure in Olkhon Island – Siberia

Where is Olkhon Island  The sacred center of the shamans in the Northern Hemisphere is Olkhon Island the biggest in Lake Baikal, and the largest lake-bound island in the world. It has become the lake’s energetic center. Picturesque landscapes, sandy bays, steep capes with unusual shapes make Olkhon a place to treasure. Due to its […]

Yekaterinburg on Trans-Siberian Trip

Where is Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburg, alternatively romanized as Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia. Ekaterinburg is 1778 km east from Moscow and 2299 km from Saint Petersburg and 3375 km west of Irkutsk one of […]

14 Days Trans-Siberian Train Trip

Our plan was to take the Trans-Siberian Train to Irkutsk with a stop in Yekaterinburg. Then again few days later from Irkutsk switch over to Trans-Mongolian train route to Beijing China with a stop in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. With this in plan, we needed 13-14 days to explore Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and Ulan Bator and a long journey of 7865 km […]