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Aug 15, 2006 - Baikal

Our first stop off the Trans-siberian. We arrived in Irkutsk 4 days ago and went straight to Listvyanka, a little town right on the southern shores of Lake Baikal. The deepest lake in the world, containing 1/5 of the world's fresh water, with its own unique (or to use the favourite word of the local museum, "endemic") fauna, this is the glittering jewel in the Siberian tourist Brochure. Well... it's big. You can just see 27km across to the other side from Listvyanka on a clear day. And the seals are interesting. And it's bloody cold (even...

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