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Holland to Hong Kong travel journal #6: exploring Irkutsk and leaving Russia

The city of Irkutsk was my last stop in Russia. After the tough but beautiful hike at Lake Baikal, I had one free day left to explore the city, before I would take the train to Mongolia.

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Holland to Hong Kong travel journal #5: Visiting Lake Baikal in Siberia

When my train arrived in Irkutsk on Saturday morning, I went straight to the most popular destination on Lake Baikal’s 2000km long shoreline: Listvyanka.

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Holland to Hong Kong travel journal #4: four nights on the Trans-Siberian Railway

I have to admit I was a bit sad when my train rolled into Irkutsk Passazhirskiy station this morning. Living on a train for 83 hours was everything I hoped it would be, and more. It was the ultimate way to get to know Russia.

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