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Amazing Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

July 11th 2011
Hi, I’m still playing catch-up from my travel journal. I wrote this on the 25th May. (Note that Siberia is NOT in Europe.) -------------------- I am now on Olkhon Island in Lake Baikal, Siberia and it’s great! We’ve had clear blue skies and sunshine since I got here yesterday. Now if we can only get rid of that biting north wind. Because I am trying to travel light I didn’t bring a ... read more
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