ListvyankaSeptember 17 in Russia ⋅ 🌙 9 °C
This little town wasn’t as much of a shit hole as we were expecting.
After dumping our backpacks ( we have left our big bags in the Good Cat Hostel in Irkutsk) we walked the 3 kms along the lake edge into “town”.
We stopped off at this fab little cafe and had what turned out to be a huge lunch. I had Omul which is a Baikal fish but due to over fishing they r banned from catching it on the western shores.... so they catch it on the eastern Side of Baikal and ship it over!!
We then went to the market where they sell nothing but smoked fish and souvenirs. Luckily we resisted both.
We bought bus tickets back to Irkutsk for Thursday at a grand price of $3 so god help us!
We headed to the mineral museum to find it closed for the 2 days we r here!!
By now it was 5pm so we headed back to the accommodation via a bottle shop where we bought the cheapest bottle of sparkling wine we could find ( and I found cans of Newcastle Brown Ale and Boddingtons Bitter from Manchester!!).
It was then planned for a little dip In Lake Baikal before a sunset tipple....Read more