Beautiful Russia! July 4th 2008 Am sat in a little cafe in the middle of Irkutsk, which would definately not have found had it not been for our guide Kostya, who has been brilliant. But back to that a bit later.
Have done so much since arriving in Russia that really can't believe I have been here 12 days already. Its been non-stop the whole time, even 3 days on a train with enforced relaxation was anything but boring.
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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
After a bit of a crappy 2007, decided it was time to actually get round to doing something I had always dreamed of - travel, so here is to the big adventure 'all the way round!' Starting in june and still have some planning, working and saving to do!... full info