In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral

Elena falls in love with the Island of Olkhon After a night in Irkoutsk at the youth hostel I finally catch the marchroutka to Olkhon. Travelling with me are both an English girl called Eve, who had decided to return home after spending 7 years in Singapore, and a Venitian, Marco, who came to Siberia […]

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral – CHAPTER 4

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral – CHAPTER 4

Elena gets a massage in Goudzhekit From Severobaikalsk I take a marchroutka for a day trip to the Goudzhekit spa where the hot water runs down from the surrounding mountains. (When I returned to Paris I came upon a documentary about, of all places, Goudzhekit, where a traditionally run clinic treats people for various ailments […]

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral: Chapter 3

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral: Chapter 3

Elena’s attempt to make it to the East coast of Lake Baikal When writing about a place, or even an object, authors often bring them to life as if they were a person. It’s something that has always amused me and struck me as terribly silly. Until I met Lake Baikal. Let us, as says […]

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral: Chapter 2

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral: Chapter 2

Elena at the bouffet I am aboard the train to Severobaikalsk, a city on the extreme north coast of the lake, to which I travel from Moscow on the only direct train, the number 92, whose advantage is to switch directly, without my having to change trains, onto the BAM – the other Trans-Siberian. For […]

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral

March 2012 Those of you who expressed such enthusiasm when I returned from my previous adventures in Siberia have shown interest in reading more travel notes from my latest trip taken last March. I’m rather afraid of disappointing you though, I can’t say how extremely touched I was by your support two years ago. But […]

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