Water, water everywhere and most of it to drink! August 18th 2019 Lake Baikal - Water, water everywhere and most of it to drink!
Day 21 to 23 of 80
Irkutsk is a fairly compact city. Thursday and Friday we were able to walk from sight to sight without stretching ourselves too much at all.
After our self orientation on Thursday we had booked, for Friday, a free walking tour. We use these quite a lot, and most are very good, but we do get the occasional bu ... read more
Europe » Russia » Siberia » Irkutsk Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
Pip & Paul
We are now both retired, Paul for nearly 12 months - Oct '15 - and Pip just so - Aug '16.
Married for 37 years we have always enjoyed travelling but have been limited by being employed and the limits that has on how much holiday we could take.
Despite that we have got quite a few miles under our belts - several USA road trips, many 'city breaks' and some large travel company trips, Peru, Africa safari, Uzbekistan.
But now is the time to let our wings really fly.... full info