Waiting between trains
an ad for Bon-Agua? I certainly drink enough of it...
Hattie and Potato meet!
Rest stop out of Ekaterinburg. Interesting outfits on this train...Then again, I've been wearing the same stuff for 4 days so who am I to talk?
Bryce outside Carriage 10.
Me and Andrew
Changing scenery as we enter Siberia
Dining cart in the Ekaterinburg-->Irkusk 4 night train.
Valeri and his daughter, Nastia, from Irkutsk. They were our bunkmates.
Potato meets some Russians!
Potato meets russian beer!
Sunset on our 2nd night.
Me and a crazy Russian who insisted on taking this picture....and the next one.
Me and my bunkmates - a lovely Scottish couple.
Yup, it's a lot of stuff!
But I'm not the only one!
On the way to Listvyanka.
Sleeping cows in the centre of town.
Traditional siberian log cabin - with TV antenna.
Russian orthodox church in Listvyanka.
Lake Baikal, holding 25% of the world's freshwater, and the deepest freshwater lake in the world. It's enormous.
Me on the shore of Lake Baikal.
Siberian log cabin and satellite dish.
Bryce on lake Baikal.
Baby seal - this is a picture of a picture..no Nerpas to be found here this time of year!
Baikal ecosystem, preserved. 80% of all organisms found in the Lake exist nowhere else on earth.
Charoite - purple granite-like stone found only in Siberia.
canadian pisces ships were bought to examine the bottom of the lake.
The lake is transparent up to 60m, meaning that in the winter you feel as though you are skating on air.
Omul, native fish to Lake Baikal. Very tasty when smoked :)
Chubby Nerpa seals.
Walking to our homestay in Listvyanka.
View of homestay from above, and of neighbour's burnt out house.
Banya (sauna) to the left, kitchen in the middle and outdoor deck at our homestay.
Me and our lovely Uzbecki hostess.
Me and Boulat, our lovely Kazahkstani host.
Boat trip on Lake Baikal.
Naked co-ed fishing!
random horse wearing a hat.
Listvyanka's cafe/bar hut.
random goat at the side of the road.
Our street in Listvyanka.
The trees turned considerably more yellow during our brief stay.
Sunset from our homestay.
Leaving lake baikal. sniff.
Sign in Irkutsk restaurant reading "For American Citizens No Entry!!! (Serbs from Kosovo)".
Me and Boulat, our host from Kazakhstan.