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May 30, 2005 - Lake Baikal and Irkutsk

Left Ulaan Baatar on Sunday evening for a two-day journey to Irkutsk, just over the Russian border. The train trip involves 9 hours of being abandoned at obscure railway stations waiting for customs and passport checks at both boarders. Most managed to while away the time - though it did involve a few midnight sprints onto whistle stop platforms to do black market vodka deals with the babushkas Even David wasn't game enough to drink one of the bottles they produced from somewhere under the platform. After arriving in Irkutsk, we caught a...

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