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Salty fish and lengthening our lives

August 8th 2006
Up early and went to the Bus Station to catch a bus to Listvyanka (a village on the edge of Lake Baikal). The Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, 400 miles long, 40 miles wide, 1.6km deep and containing 20% of the worlds total freshwater supply. It is kept clear and clean by sponges living in it and is entirely safe to drink for the main part. Getting a bus was a real chal ... read more
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