Irkutsk and lake Baikal


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July 27th 2009
Published: July 27th 2009
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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.


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