Irkutsk & Lake Baikal ("Blue Eye of Siberia") September 27th 2011 Hi Everybody!
We are halfway to our quest of making it around the world.
FYI: This is my 100th Blog!
We got off the train on Sunday in Irkutsk and were happy to be met by our guide/driver - Ivan. He took us for breakfast and then for a nice tour of the city. In 1920, Stalin closed all churches in Russia. People were not allowed to legally worship again until the fall of Communism. Stal ... 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
Walt and I enjoy traveling to interesting places, meeting new friends, and sharing our adventures with others. I started this journal-blog when we made our extended trip to Asia in 2006. Writing the blog has gotten to be a habit. After this trip around the world, I am going to limit the blog to one per country.
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