So I've made it as far as Irkutsk, the lake Baikal... the far side of Russia. Last stop before Mongolia.
The lake Baikal is quite a sight, cliffs on all sides, pine trees all the way down to the water. An old railway line winds along the coastline and a daily service for tourists crawls the tracks making many picturesque stops.
Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and contains one third of the fresh water on the planet. It was a great pleasure to go diving in its clear (and somewhat cold) waters.
I'm a 27 year old British vegan living in Paris.
In April 2009, I quit my job and decided to take some time off. I reckon something between 6 months and a year should allow me to see something of the world, and also to figure out what I want to do with myself once I come back...
On the 27th of June 2009 I set off, heading for SE Asia, and traveling by train...
The itinerary I followed from Paris to Hanoi :
and the route I traveled through South East Asia :
From January to June 2010, I cycled my way down the Australian East coast, from Brisbane to Melb... full info