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Ulan-Ude

The journey to Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia, was another overnight one. I and a Russian girl found ourselves sharing our compartment with a pair of drunken Mongolian men. One, who spoke really good English, explained that they were on their … Continue reading

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Lake Baikal, Listvyanka and Irkutsk (proper Siberia!)

November 2001 Lake Baikal and Listvyanka The next stop for me was the Siberian city of Irkutsk, an incredible 48 hours away. The train was just as comfortable and cosy as the previous ones, and for the first 24 hours … Continue reading

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