Lake Baikal November 12th 2009 From Irkutsk, we took an excursion to Olkhon Island, on Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. It is not only deep, but also enormous!
The island itself is beautiful with not a lot there, just a fairly small town where we stayed at Nikitas guesthouse which was warm and cosy, and we were treated to home cooked Russian meals, fish being the staple. Nikitas guesthouse also had a banya (sauna) ... read more
Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal 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
I came to Hong Kong in August 2007 with the intention of staying for 9 months...oops I am still here!
After two years I left Hong Kong and went travelling in Asia and Europe for six months, taking the Trans-Siberian railway back to England. We managed to get from Thailand to London with no airplanes!
Then I returned to work in Hong Kong again! I'm a keen photographer and writer, and I hope you enjoy my blogs.
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