We (I and my husband) dreamed to visit Baikal Lake. And we did it two weeks ago!! We stayed on Olkhon Island for four days. It was so beautiful!!! Baikal is very fine place for travel and it is so various. We had many interesting excursions by the automobile and hiking trail on Olkhon Island. It place give feeling for the beautiful))))).
But Olkhon Island is very windy and there is much sand.
After we went to real Russian village!! Now I know what is this Russian off-roads)))) wow! There are very old village straight in Siberian Taiga! And many-many forest around at long kilometres' distance!
Russian sauna is very interesting national bath. That's cool! We got it twice))). Also our guide (Andrey Komkov) offered us to visit Sayan Mountain - “Arshan”- but we didn’t have free time for this tour. Who was there. What we have lost?)) I saw some pictures about this place – majestic mountain, realy)))).
It was unforgettable travel by the legendary Russian car – “Volga”. We traveled by this car all time.
We liked very much to travel with the personal guide. We so have much seen for short time!
Fondest memory: We ate arctic cisco –“Omul ” – so delicious! This is national dish for populace. And It has many alternatives for cook.
Favorite thing: One of the most memorable scene about the lake in the winter time, is the way the Taiga contrast with the ice cap.