Baikal Wave & Great Baikal Trail
We have reached KoreaLate January, 2011. Estonia, Russia, KoreaWe have taken the train from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok, the transsiberian, good for about 170 hours, crammed in a 'platzkart' waggon together with moderately inebriated Russians - and it's great. Please consider this as a statement for the environment and don't fly unless when strictly necessary.<br ...
July 22. Arrival in Irkutsk.
Irkutsk. It's pitch black when the train arrives. A little confusion because the station clocks use Moscow time. I lie down a couple of hours next to a Belgian group of four that is traveling in the other (more usual) direction towards Vladivostok and by bus to Harping, China. I am surprised my ...
Moscow #2. Great Art Collections.
The next day I visited the Pushkin museum, where I saw another vast collection of European Art. Especially the Dutch floor caught my attention, and in front of Rembrandt's Old Lady I just had to spend several minutes. This canvas is just so great!After the visit of this remarkable collection, I met with ...