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Omul is the type of fish that lives in Lake Baikal. It is an endemic species. And this is the most popular and the tastiest fish from the Lake. On this image, you see the grilled Omul. A very fast and delicious way to cook fish from Lake Baikal.
There is not much spicy food in Russia. Usually, people just add fresh garlic or onions to their meals. But be careful, homemade spicy mustard is as spicy as Japanese wasabi. Usually spicy mustard is served as a sauce for lard or meat jelly. Some people who like a lot of spicy put mustard on … Continue reading Russian Spicy Mustard
How to use taxi services in Russia? Is there Uber in Russia? There is a very simple solution. Using the application on your smartphone you can easily call for a taxi in almost every city in Russia. It is very similar to Uber, it is called Yandex Taxi. Application is available for Android and iOS. … Continue reading Taxi in Russia
On August 2 and 3, 2019, an international aquabike festival will be held. The second international Baikal Jet Fest aquabike festival will be held on August 2 and 3 in Irkutsk, in the water area near the Angara icebreaker. Amateurs, athletes, reigning champions and freestyle stars will come to Baikal from 15 countries to show … Continue reading Baikal Jet Fest
Irkutsk Traveling to Russia it is necessary to visit Lake Baikal. Lake Baikal trips usually start in Irkutsk city which is 70 kilometers away from the Lake. Irkutsk is located in the middle of Russia, almost equally remote from West and East ends. It is very popular to take Transsiberian Railroad from West of Russia … Continue reading Lake Baikal Quick Start
Irkutsk city is only 70 km away from Listvyanka, a small settlement on the shore of Lake Baikal. Listvyanka is the most popular destination, because of the distance, the most crowded in summer. Don’t be scared, there are still moments when a traveler can enjoy a quiet moment with nature. Usually, it is a day … Continue reading Irkutsk to Lake Baikal
Good news, everyone. Now we have additional time for Irkutsk Free Tour. You can book the tour or join one that starts at PM 6:00 Explore the city during the end of the day. It is a rush hour in Irkutsk and it gets quiet on the streets after 2 hours. Enjoy an interesting walk … Continue reading Evening Irkutsk Free Tour
One of the best things to do at Lake Baikal is to go for a hike. In this case, everyone must know about the Great Baikal Trail. Result of this organization is the system of trails around the Lake. Specially created for eco-tourists, this provides a great opportunity for people who like to discover nature … Continue reading Great Baikal Trail
Arshan is a small town, south of Irkutsk. The road to Arshan goes through Kultuk town, the most southern part of Lake Baikal. Remains of Circum Baikal railroad go from here to Baikal village by the very shore of the lake. From Kultuk we turn right and using the road that leads to Western Mongolia … Continue reading Arshan Holy Waters
Small collection of photos, taken during the winter season on Lake Baikal, that can give a quick peek on what we are talking about here. Why we love winter more than summer in Siberia? Life starts in Siberia when winter comes every year, it opens opportunities that summer cannot provide. Ice roads, fresh air, spirit … Continue reading Frozen Lake Baikal 2019 Photos