On the Waterfront - Lake Baikal October 3rd 2007 Exhausted, tired, knackered we disembarked. The friendships forged were replaced by utter miserable tiredness and we didn't want to even look at one another, Russia, a pot noodle or anything except a pillow.
'Velcom to Irkutsk' beamed Anatoli, our pudding-bowl haircutted cheerful honcho.
'Blah' 'grrr' 'whatever' and 'helllo' greeted him (the latter from the ever cheerful Aussie).
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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
Yay, we're finally on the road!
After years of excited and nervous planning we took the plunge and left our jobs, rented out the house, said goodbye to the folks and friends, got married (well, you've got to be sure your travel buddy's there for you!) and headed off for places unknown.
And we're loving it, enjoying every second! Can't wait to see what's next.
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