Tag Archives: Siberia

LIVING BY THE LAKE

Just an hour and a half away from Irkutsk is Lake Baikal – the world’s largest freshwater lake. It contains one fifth of the world’s freshwater and is famed for its beauty as well as its immensity. When I looked at the lake on a map and compared it to the lake we had already […]

SIBERIAN SUMMER

Our first stop in Russia was the capital of Siberia  – Irkutsk. Siberia conjures up image of bleak freezing cold winters and hard labour. But for a couple of months of the year, the ice thaws, the grass grows green and the birds sing. When we arrived in Irkutsk after two nights and one day […]