Irkutsk August 30th 2011 After 3 nights on the train I finally arrived in Irkutsk by around 9am. I had made it to Siberia! Although the train ride had been long and uncomfortable it was still an interesting experience. Like all Russian cities before it, Irkutsk initially scared me and it took a day or two for me to find my feet, work out the public transport system and warm to the place. Luckily I had found a CouchSurfer ... 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
I'm a friendly and easy going student/traveller who is always looking to meet new people and enjoy interesting, unfamiliar experiences!
Half English, half Australian but born in Germany and raised in Japan I'm not quite sure what to call myself. For the next 2 year at least I will be studying at Queen Mary, University of London and I hope to make that fascinating city home for the time being.
- July 2011
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