After a one-night stay in Irkutsk (a place not really worthwhile staying any longer) we went to Olkhon Island by minibus (matrushka). It was a horrible ride and the driver a complete maniac. Thus we managed to arrive there estimated 4 hours earlier than the other buses leaving at the same time. The thing had one big advantage: we had more time on that lovely island staying in Nikita’s Place (link) kind of getting away from the busy places and the not very spacious train cabins. Basically I want the pictures to do the talk in this entry. There is not much to tell anyways since it was a nice short vacation of two relaxing days for us meeting interesting other internationals, hiking the lake area and enjoying the outstandingly impressive scenery.
Photos: Lake Baikal